Tag Archives: coptic

Some hipstery I’m not really a hipster I promise bird stencils

Three mockingbirds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three small japanese stab bindings, with birds.


More Re-used silk books

Left to right: caterpillar weave, coptic, double modified long-stitch, caterpillar


Various Books Fall 2010 and Winter 2011

Here are several different books I’ve made in the last two months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These books, from left to right: The first is a simple coptic binding done with hemp and fishnet handmade paper from a local art store.  The middle books is a button-hole binding with the end papers left long inside the cut-out section.  The third book is a slotted spine, also sewn with hemp.

Coptic detail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next one is a caterpillar binding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These last two are hardbound books.  I made a whole series of hardbound books this winter, although sadly I sold most before getting around to photographing them.  Likewise the 2011 calendars I made were sold or given away before I pulled out my camera.


More printmaking and bookmaking

Portrait of Sarah. The text is a poem of mine, "These Afternoons." Silkscreen print, double needle coptic binding. Fall 2009.

Birds. The print is a paper litho print from spring 2009. Double needle coptic binding. Fall 2009.

Beet love. The paper litho print is down from a topagraphical map of the farm in Vermont that I wrote my "beet love" poem about. Doulbe needle coptic binding.


resistance of the heart

is not enough.

Self portrait. The text reads "resistance of the heart is not enough, put your hands to work." paper lithography and handmade jeans paper (from Michelle Wilson). Coptic binding.

“Resistance of the heart is not enough” was my response to the Bread & Puppet poster, “Resistance of the heart to business as usual (their website is: http://breadandpuppet.org/).  I love the poster, but I always find myself thinking, resistance of the heart really isn’t enough.  It’s a crucial start.  But alone, it means nothing get done and lots of people talk about how important it is to resist.  Resist like the very thought is enough to excuse them from action.

This self-portrait is my response: you have to get to work, you have to take action and change the world, remake and break through what is already there.

The endpaper is my own handmade beet fiber paper.


luna moth

A few books using luna moth images.  Some are stenciled, some printed with a silkscreen.

These three are all done with my a stencil of a luna moth. left to right they are two long-stitch bindings and one three signature binding on handmade paper.

Double three signature binding. The paper is my own handmade celery fiber paper.

There two books, recycled paper backs and recycled color paper, are done with a coptic binding (left) and a long-stitch variation.


various books from winter and spring 2009

Photo credit: Teresa Silva

big-brown-13

Long stitch with link. Clothing snap to hold book closed. winter 2009.

modified coptic binding.

modified coptic binding. Winter 2009.

peacock green.  This is a modification of the long stitch link binding.

peacock green. This is a modification of the long stitch link binding. Winter 2009.

peacock green, inside.

peacock green, inside.

modified coptic binding

modified coptic binding. Winter 2009.

Three Ravens.  This is a three signature binding that I learned from a friend and from a book arts class.

Three Ravens. This is a three signature binding that I learned from a friend and from a book arts class. Spring 2009.

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