11 x 16 inches (opened). Detail: waxing crescent.
Textured acrylic on Arches cover black. Original text. Wire-edge binding woven with silver thread. A cloth cover features stamped circles on front and back with painted paper crescent inset on front.
Waxing, then waning, the bright moon shines through her phases, while the text wanes and waxes on the dark side.
A limited edition artist's book.
When reading this book, the reader holds the moon in her hands. I have always loved books. Words have always given me visual images. I wonder why it took so long for me to realize that I can make books of my very own -- books with word and image that fit together as perfectly as I can manage to make them fit and books where form has an equally important and sometimes literally boundless place. I like the way I can make a book move. I like the way a book will reveal its story gradually, teasingly, surprisingly. I am happy when the book's movement is a vital part of its story. I am happy when the artist's hand is not lost in the making and the reader's hand is not kept from the reading. I am charmed by books that are wrapped as treasures to be opened with delight.
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