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Words, Cruelest of Weapons

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Eleanor Roosevelt quote used–Words can be the cruelest of weapons.

Fan Book With Monoprints
Cruelest Weapons

Book Open–Front
Cruelest Weapons

Perforated Tap Code
Cruelest Weapons

Templates for Perforation
Cruelest Weapons

Book Open–Back
Cruelest Weapons

Tap Code Previous Post

Materials–Paper, Monoprints, Metal

Scale–3.75 cm x 7.5 cm x .5 cm


First Fan Book

Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

This is my first attempt making a fan book. I used a Mark Twain quote–Do not complain about growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.

The code used is based on tap code.

Tap Code

13 is code for C and K.

Do Not Complain

Do Not Complain

Do Not Complain

Do Not Complain

Do Not Complain

Materials–Monoprints, Ink, Metal.

Scale–5″ x 1.5″ x .5″


Without Libraries

Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

The quote used is based on a modified Ray Bradbury quote–Without libraries we have no past and no future.

Without Libraries

Tree code seemed like an appropriate choice when thinking about books.

Without Libraries

Without Libraries

Without Libraries

Without Libraries

Without Libraries

Materials–monoprints, paper, fiber, metal clip, sealant.

Scale–45″ x 5″ x .5″


Regret

Monday, April 17th, 2023

Quote used–Regret. It piles up around us like books we never read. From the movie Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit.

Regret Piles Books

Monoprint with cotton fiber code.

Regret Piles Books

Old frame that doesn’t quite work.

Regret Piles Books

The Regret piece will be next to the Bamboozled piece. Decided to change the Regret frame to a darker brown.

Regret Piles Books

Fixed up frame.The darker frame looks better with the monoprint and the stitchwork.

Regret Piles Books

Test to determine if a label can be affixed to a panel that does not have a sealant.

Regret Piles Books

The CMC and label have dried, seem affixed.

Bamboozled Post


Book–Bruises Completed

Thursday, April 13th, 2023

The bruises made by a stick or stone will disappear in time; those inflicted by a thoughtless or bitter word may never heal. Eleanor Roosevelt

Bruises

Bruises

Bruises

Who Are You

Bruises

The Bruises (L) Made By A (R)

Bruises

Stick or (L) Stone (R)

Bruises

Will (L) Disappear (R)

Bruises

In Time; (L) Those (R)

Bruises

Inflicted (L) By A (R)

Bruises

Thoughtless (L) Or (R)

Bruises

Bitter Word (L) May Never (R)

Bruises

Heal. (L) Notes Envelope (R)

Notes on Piece

Materials–Paper, rust, paint, fiber

Scale–5.25″ x 4.5″ x .75″


Work in Progress–Bruises

Friday, April 7th, 2023

The bruises made by a stick or stone will disappear in time; those inflicted by a thoughtless or bitter word may never heal. Eleanor Roosevelt

The pages need to be stitched together and then a cover added. Planning to use the same packing envelope for the cover that I used for the Hope for Growth book.

Bruises page 1

Bruises page 2

Bruises page 3

Bruises page 4

Bruises page 5

Bruises page 6

Bruises page 7

Bruises page 8

Bruises page 9

Bruises page 10

Bruises page 11

Bruises page 12

Bruises page 13

Bruises page 14

Bruises page 15

Bruises page 16

Bruises page 17

Bruises page 18

Materials–Rust paper, fiber

Rust paper can become fragile during the process. The rust paper was attached to a sheet of paper to add a bit of strength.

Scale–Pages 5″ x 4.25″


Book–Hope for Growth

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Bound with a knitted I-cord and a large pine scale.
Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Bound Book from Above
Hope Growth

Cover is a recycled packing envelope.
Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Code is Hope for Growth
Hope Growth

Each page with bound pine seeds has a piece of tissue for a bit of protection.
Hope Growth

The majority of the stitchwork is done in red fiber.
Hope Growth

Code is Hope
Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Code is Hope in tree code based on Morse code.

Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Hope in Masonic cipher
Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Hope Line code based on Morse code.
Hope Growth

Hope Growth

For Growth in Tree code.
Hope Growth

Matchbook packet for notes on work.
Hope Growth

Pine Cone from One of the Trees in My Garden

Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Hope Growth

Materials–Paper, fiber, pine bits.
Scale–Bound 5.5″ x 4.75″ x 1.25″


Oak Forest Axe Book

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Quote Used–The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe. For the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because its handle was wood it was one of them.

When I realized the pages would become a thick book,
Forest Axe Pages

I debated about whether it should be a book or a wallpiece. This would have been the layout if I had decided to make a wallpiece.
Forest Axe Layout

The first sentence is constructed with green paper; the second sentence with kraft paper.

Because the project was always intended to be a book, I decided to emphasize the thickness by adding twigs for the binding. A twig was bound to each page (two pages back to back).

Forest Axe Book

The binding references a stack of logs.
Forest Axe Book

Originally, this was to be the last page. The code is a period, the end. It is appropriately juxtaposed with the acorn, the hopefulness of a new beginning.

Forest Axe Book

Forest Axe Book

Knitted Binding for the Acorn
Forest Axe Book

Words throughout the book are separated by oak twigs.

The Forest
Forest Axe Book

Left Page–Was; Right Page–Shrinking
Forest Axe Book

Left Page–But; Right Page–The Trees
Forest Axe Book

Left Page–Kept; Right Page–Voting
Forest Axe Book

Left Page–For The Axe; Right Page–.
Forest Axe Book


Left Page–For The Axe; Right Page–Was Clever
Forest Axe Book

Open and Flat on Tabletop
Forest Axe Book


Left Page–And; Right Page–Convinced
Forest Axe Book

Left Page–The Trees; Right Page–That
Forest Axe Book

Left Page–Because; Right Page–Its Handle
Forest Axe Book

Left Page–Was Wood; Right Page–It Was One
Forest Axe Book

Left Page–Of Them; Right Page–Note Envelope

Forest Axe Book

Notes–Quote
Forest Axe Book

Materials-paper, tree wrap, roofing felt, oak twigs, oak leaves, an acorn, fiber, and PVA.

Scale
8.5″ X 6.5″ X 8.5″ when bound
8.5″ x 6″ x 6.75″


Old Stories, Old Friends

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

George R R Martin quote-Old Stories are like old friends. You have to visit them from time to time.

Old Stories is the rolled and oxidized piece. The piece next to it is one of my See a Penny pieces.
The rust on the piece did get away from me a bit. Less rust would make for an easier read of the code.

Old Stories

Oxidized clip to hold rolled piece.

Old Stories

Removed clip is tucked into one of the oxidized cotter pins at top of piece.

Old Stories

Piece unrolls to 125″. The piece over the lamp is from the *Eroded Contours series. It is bronze and ceramic.

Old Stories

Used the same fixed up paper to make a matchbook like envelope for the notes on the project.

Old Stories

The note paper had to be folded above tuck for the cover. Made an accordion fold with a tab at the top to easily open the accordion.

Old Stories

When the note paper is unfolded, it tucks into the cotter pin at the top for an easy read.

Old Stories

Materials–Paper, Rust, Sheetrock Tape, Fiber, PVA, Metal, Bamboo

Scale–Rolled 27″ x 3″x 4.5″; Unrolled 125″ x 3″ x .25″

Clip was oxidized in a solution of peroxide, white vinegar, and salt.

Oxidation

Oxidation

*Eroded Contours started with the idea, can fired clay embedded in wax survive the bronze casting process and how would bronze with embedded clay function during the glaze process.


Corruption Book

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

I used a George Orwell quote for the interior of the book. There is no swifter route to the corruption of thought than the corruption of language.

Corruption

Cover Code–Harmful Thoughts Dangerous Words
Corruption

Corruption

Corruption

Code Left Side–the; Right Side–Corruption
Corruption

Corruption

Corruption

Materials–Tree Wrap, Roofing Felt, Cardstock, Plaster Tape, Cotton Fiber, Waxed Linen, Stainless Washers, PVA, CMC.

Scale–4.25″ x 3.25″ x 2.25″.