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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

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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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Prayer for an Agricultural Future

This series of books, Prayer for an Agricultural Future, was mostly made while I was working on a farm this past summer.   They all explore, in some way or another, the theme of being connected to land and landscape and of working with the land.

Beet love

It’s a dark earth kind of

day after day love I’ve got.

Damp earth and maybe sun tomorrow

and my hands in the dirt beside yours.

Pulling beets in the rain

and the cold water down my neck

and red bulbs against greygreen hills,

saying, yes, like this, days like this.

It’s this,

day after day,

with my hands in the dirt beside yours,

that I’ve got.

Beet love.

This book is called Prayer for an Agricultural Future 1.  Modified coptic binding; cardboard, drawing paper, watercolor, and Chinese black ink cover.

This book is called Prayer for an Agricultural Future 1. Modified coptic binding; cardboard, drawing paper, watercolor, and Chinese black ink cover.

This one (right) is Prayer for An Agricultural Future 2/2. Internal strap binding; paper bag and notebook paper, cardboard, and ink cover, elastic to hold shut.

This one is Prayer for An Agricultural Future 2/2. Internal strap binding; paper bag and notebook paper, cardboard, and ink cover, elastic to hold shut.

This one (left), Northeast Kingdom, is named for Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, where I was working. Button hole binding; paper bag, cardboard, Chinese black ink and brush cover.

This one, Northeast Kingdom, is named for Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, where I was working. Button hole binding; paper bag, cardboard, Chinese black ink and brush cover.

This Far North 1 is hand drawn on paper bag and inside the pages are lined with text. The text expressed the sadness of leaving the farm, and deep desire to one day return to farming. Slanted cross binding.

This Far North 1 is hand drawn on paper bag and inside the pages are lined with text. The text expressed the sadness of leaving the farm, and a deep desire to one day return to farming. Slanted cross binding.

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This book, This Far North 2, is a combination of watercolor and ink. The inside contains text and some stitching along the pages, as well as a block print. Bar-loop binding.

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This Far North 2, inside cover.

These three books are Garlic Harvest 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3. All three are paper bag and pen, the first two are bar-loop bindings and the third is a strap binding.

These three books are Garlic Harvest 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3. All three are paper bag and pen, the first two are bar-loop bindings and the third is a strap binding.

Garlic Harvest 3/3

Garlic Harvest 3/3

Beet love is named for a poem about pulling beet with the person you love. Both front and back covers are a block print and the inside has the text of the poem running along the pages as well as in the back. Coptic binding; paper bag, cardboard, block print and acrylic paint.

Beet love is named for a poem about pulling beets with the person you love. Both front and back covers are a block print and the inside has the text of the poem running along the pages as well as in the back. Coptic binding; paper bag, cardboard, block print and acrylic paint.

Beet love, inside back cover with text.

Beet love, inside back cover with text.

Beet love calendar 2009.  This calendar, made with the same block print as Beet love, is a day by day calendar for 2009.  Bar-loop binding.

Beet love calendar 2009. This calendar, made with the same block print as Beet love, is a day by day calendar for 2009. Bar-loop binding.


books from Fall 2008

I have been a word in a book.  The text on this book is the opening line of a three line poem "I have been a word in a book, Today I am a leaf; Tomorrow I will be a pebble."  Coptic Binding.

I have been a word in a book. The text on this book is the opening line of a three line poem "I have been a word in a book, Today I am a leaf; Tomorrow I will be a pebble." Coptic Binding.

Feathers.  Modified long-stitch binding.

Feathers. Modified long-stitch binding.

Hindu Kush.

Hindu Kush.

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Hindu Kush. This is a watercolor drawing of the Hindu Kush mountains in eastern Afghanistan. Long-stitch binding.

Luna moth.  Paper bag, recycled paper, block print.  Slanted-line binding.

Luna moth. Paper bag, recycled paper, block print. Slanted-line binding.

For Price Farm.  The image on this book is based on the logo of a small alternative school I went to.  Modified coptic binding.

For Price Farm. The image on this book is based on the logo of a small alternative school I went to. Modified coptic binding.

Sundancer.  This is done from a single-use stencil.  Modifed bar-loop binding.

Sundancer. This is done from a single-use stencil. Modifed bar-loop binding.

Mari with Squares, 1. This is a portrait of a friend of mine.  Modified coptic binding

Mari with Squares, 1. This is a portrait of a friend of mine. Modified coptic binding

Mari with squares, 2. Slanted line binding.

Mari with squares, 2. Slanted line binding.

I imagine the sun rising.  These books share the same text, a three stanza poem beginning with the line, "I imagine the sun rising on my day."  Internal strap binding (left), Belgian secret binding (right).

I imagine the sun rising. These books share the same text, a three stanza poem beginning with the line, "I imagine the sun rising on my day." Internal strap binding (left), Belgian secret binding (right).

Inside pages of I imagine the sun rising.

Inside pages of I imagine the sun rising.

Library trees in fall.  The drawing on this book mimic the trees in a diorama at a library my grandfather used to take me to.  Slanted cross binding.

Library trees in fall. The drawing on this book mimic the trees in a diorama at a library my grandfather used to take me to when I was little. Looking at these trees I remember the room full of dioramas and how my grandfather woudl hold me up to look at them. Slanted cross binding.


Books Fall 2008

Here are a few of my books from the last several months.  I’ll be editing my recent books so that they are easier to look through, but for now, here are two of them.

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This one is called Some Pieces are Still Left and it is made from part of a dress a friend made me when I was in Afghanistan four and a half years ago. Over the years almost all of the dress has been used up. Gone into scrap fabric, gifts, hair ties, and books. Combination bar-loop and chain binding. Fabric over reused paper.

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This book is called Unspoken, its covers contains the full text of a short story, printed on tracing paper and woven together. While it is hard to read the entire story, phrases here and there can be picked out. Coptic binding.


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