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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.

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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.

Scale–11”x6.5”x2.5”


Book–Read

Every day there are reports of multiple books banned because some people found them offensive. Often those same people haven’t even read them. Simple Solution–if you believe that you won’t like a book; don’t read it. Don’t make books unavailable for people who would find them enjoyable, interesting, and informative.

My mother was an avid reader. She taught me to love and respect books. Some of my fondest memories are of our monthly visits to the pubic library. I loved walking through the stacks, looking for, and finding something wonderful to read.

I continued the practice when I was in college and grad school. One of the benefits about being a grad student, was being permitted to keep books for an entire term. I loved that I had a borrowed library in my apartment.

Whenever I had extra money, I bought books. I have over 1,300 printed books and nearly 650 digital books. My printed books are on shelves and stacked all over the house–on chairs, floors, desks, and my studio work table. Some books are stored in boxes in the garage. Digital books are nice because they take up little space. Just not the same sensory experience as touching, smelling, and reading paper books.

As a young adult, I never considered folding a page or making marks in my books. Most likely it was the result of decades of borrowing. Now I make notes, comments, and even record ideas for art projects. I am warming to digital books. It is easy to make highlights and add notes. The search feature and print function saves loads of time.

For the past year, I have been making books based on my reading and current events. I like that most of the books I made are small and intimate. Some are wee things can be secreted away in a shirt pocket.

I integrate several of the same techniques and materials I used in previous work. The connection to past work, makes the book format comfortable while I am learning new techniques and processes.

Read–Ray Bradbury

The Ray Bradbury quote used in the piece is–You don’t have to burn books to destroy culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

This is the first piece that I used a binary code. Since I planned to use burnt matches for the code, binary was a good fit. The book was completed in September.

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Binary Code–Read
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You Don’t Have To
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You
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Burn Books To
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Destroy Culture. Just
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Get People To Stop
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Reading Them.
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Notes on Work
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There is a square knot between each page.
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Materials–Burnt Matches, Cardboard, Packing Envelope, Paper, Fiber, Metal bits, Gaffer Tape, PVA, Adhesive, Ink, Sealant.

Scale_11.5″ x 9.75″ x 2.5″


Book–Old Friends

Used a Christopher Hitchens quote–A melancholy lesson of advancing years is the realization that you can’t make old friends.

Cover Code is Old Friends
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A Melancholy
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Lesson of
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Advancing Years
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Is The Realization
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That You Can’t
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Make Old Friends
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.
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Notes Envelope
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Notes
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Back Cover
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Materials–monoprints, tree wrap, paper, metal, fiber, PVA

Scale–6.25″ x 5.75″ x 1″


Book Gift–Indelible Mark

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

Indelible Mark Book

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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People
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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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,
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In The Briefest
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Of Encounters
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,
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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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.
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Indelible Mark Book

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″


Thinking of You Greeting

My niece is in an PhD/MD program. She is now a PhD doctor and recently started her medical rotations. Since she will have no time for gardening or much of anything other than work. I made her a little greeting with a few dried plants from my gardens.

Interesting that I did not use any code. Good thing?

The monoprints are peculiar in that they are not my typical palette. Well, when I was working in clay I used some lead glazes that resulted in gorgeous orange surfaces.

I used a sealant on the pages that was to have been matte. The shiny surfaces made it complicated to take photos. I repeatedly took them, over and over and over. Need to mail the card today. Time to stop.

These were taken on a piece of cork, near a north east window, with diffused light.

Alex Card

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Double Accordion

Yesterday I viewed a video on Kirsten Varga’s YouTube channel. It is a Double Accordion with signatures.

In the video, Kirsten used gold masking tape to affix the ends together to make the cover. I didn’t have that type of tape so I used gaffer’s tape. Since the tape is two inches wide, I measured an inch on either side of the center for the proper placement. It was a little tricky aligning it inside. Not really enough space to align it.

Double Accordion

I used monoprints to cover thin black poster board for the covers. It is available at Dollar Tree, six 11″ x 14″ sheets in a package.

I didn’t notice until I viewed the photo. The tape isn’t aligned on the inside of the closure band. Matte medium was used to affix the paper to the poster board. The matte medium is rather old and may have been the reason it wrinkled the paper. I sandwiched the pieces between wax paper, and weighted them overnight.

Double Accordion

Double Accordion

I used the three hole pamphlet stitch to bind the book together.
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Double Accordion

Materials–
Monoprints, paper, matte medium, fiber, gaffer’s tape.

Scale–Bound Closed 3.75″ x 2.75″ x 1″; Open varies 8″ x 2.75″ x 3″


Book–Indelible Mark

There are people who can leave an indelible mark on your soul,
an imprint that can never be erased.

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Long lines represent dashes and short lines represent dots.

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There are people

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who can

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leave an

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indelible

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mark on your

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soul,

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an imprint

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that can

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never be

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erased.

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Note Envelope

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Details

Indelible Mark

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Orange–Dots, Grey–Dashes, Black–Spacers

Indelible Mark

Indelible Mark

Materials–monoprints, paper, paint, packing tape, fiber, PVA, tape, metal.

Scale–5″ x 7″ x 1.75″