Book–Second Bradbury quote

Ray Badbury quote–There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.




This is the second time I used burnt matches for binary code. The large single matches on a card are spacers between words.

Do the colors of the cards mean anything? Yes, modified Morse code. The layout is the repeated word Read.

Page 1 There is more
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Page 2 than one way
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Page 3 to burn a book
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Page 4 . And the
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Page 5 world is full
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Page 6 of people
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Page 7 running about
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Page 8 with lit
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Page 9 matches.
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Envelope for Notes on Piece
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Materials–Monoprints, rust paper, paper, burnt matches, clip nuts, safety pins, metal, waxed linen, cotton, pit-fired bead.



“Happiness is when what you think, say, and do are in harmony.” Based on a Gandhi quote.

Sealant applied to protect the rust paper and to secure the fiber.


Details of the rust paper, code, and binding. The piece is still damp from the sealant.

Notes attached to the back of the piece.

Idea for the piece was the result of seeing the vent over the door to the laundry room.


Hung the piece over the door inside the guest bathroom.


After it is hung for a few days, I will attach a piece of foam tape to the bottom. It will secure the piece and prevent it from moving about every time the door is opened and closed.

Book Gift–Indelible Mark

The quote is from the movie-Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont.

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Replaced Closure
Wasn’t keen on the paper closure, so I used hemp to knit an I-cord. Added pit-fired beads to the cord ends.

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There are
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Who Cross
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Our Lives
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In Tiny Fractions
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Of Time
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In The Briefest
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Of Encounters
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And Yet
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They Leave
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An Indelible Mark
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In Our Hearts
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And Minds
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Materials–Rust Paper, Packing Paper, Painters’ Paper, Roofing Felt, Metal Bits, Fiber–Raw Linen, Bamboo, Jute, adhesive, sealant, hemp, pit-fired beads.

Scale–5″ x 4″ x 1.25″

Forest and the Axe Book

This was a test to determine if pages with only one of two punctures for binding will stay in place. Also wanted to test an accordion fold for the binding. I like that the accordion fold could offer a pause in the content. Definitely will use the technique in the future, maybe when binding the Axe book.

What is the Axe book? The quote is–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.

Why the title Lost Memories? When you open the book it becomes apparent that all of the pages are without code or text.
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The code is layered with Lost horizontally and Memories vertically.
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Left approximately 12″ at the start of each section with the idea that I would macrame the lot together.
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Possible pause in content.
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Pocket on the last page of the book contains the title and a list of materials.
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Materials–paper, rust paper, roofing felt, fiber.
Scale-4″ x 6″ x 1.0625″

Book–No Regrets

Cover Code–”No” on the left side, “Regrets” on the right side.

Stitched a small magnet into each corner for the wrap around closure.

Book Closed

Book Open

Code on Interior Pages–Don’t let the past take your future.
The quote is from the Joe Coomer book, Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God. It is one of my favorite books. He also wrote Pocketful of Names, and One Vacant Chair. All have an interesting female character who also happens to be an artist.

Book Open

A single letter is embroidered on each page.
The code for each letter and punctuation is embroidered in grey on cream packing paper with a rust patina and mounted on brown packing paper.

Code is the Letter F
Code for the letter f

Code is a Period
Code for the period

The spacers are embroidered in cream on brown packing paper with a rust patina and mounted on cream packing paper.

A Spacer

Green painters’ paper separates each word and lines the book.

Book From Above

The pocket near the last page contains a note about the work.

Pocket for Notes

The scale is roughly 3.25″ x 4″ x 3.25″.
Materials–Paper, fiber, tree wrap, metal, CMC, PVA, magnets.

The paper used had metal bits placed on and or pierced through the surface. A sodium solution was applied to encourage rust and salt crystals on the surface. A solution of CMC was applied to each page to protect the surfaces.

A few Details–
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