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.
These are two more books made from silkscreened images. Photo credit: Teresa Silva (http://mongoosenamedt.blogspot.com/).
Elastic band to hold the book closed.
Poppies. Modified long stitch binding.
Luna moth. Double three signature binding, elastic band.
Double three signature binding. This is sewn in two parts, of three signatures each.
Here are a few books sew with the Japanese stab binding technique, taught to me by my friend T (Unworn World Studio).
little trees. Simple Japanese stab binding. Fall 2008
beet. The dark blue beet is a stencil cut from thin paper and silkscreened onto the front and back of this book. Winter 2009.
Thinning brassicas. This image came out of a lot of sketching I've been doing for my printmaking class. I've been thinking about hands, work, and the many tasks hands perform. Modified simple Japanese stab binding. Winter 2009.
kangxi corner detail.
photo credit: Teresa Silva (http://mongoosenamedt.blogspot.com/)
This book is one of several silkscreened portrait books I’ve made. The text surrounding the picture is the text to my poem, These Afternoons:
You, and the long afternoon
stretched out cool and grey
at your feet,
and the softness of this
hidden sun sky on your arms
and your eyes and the
angle and shape of your books forgotten,
in the grass.
My arms pale
and the leaves on my back cold and still
under the naked limbs of trees and sky.
My arms light and the wet undersides of
fallen leaves heaped here for me.
Only after, when the
day has closed up shop,
do I feel the cold down under my skin,
and the grey light has filled me in, bit by bit.
These afternoons are not long,
they are sinking down into the darkness,
more each day,
under piles of wet leaves.
bar-loop long stitch binding.
These are books made with parts of silkscreens from Fall 2008.
Poppies. Modified bar-loop binding.
These Afternoons. The text of my poem, "These Afternoons," runs along the inside pages. Bar-loop binding.