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,
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.
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).
The binding references a stack of logs.
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.
Knitted Binding for the Acorn
Words throughout the book are separated by oak twigs.
Left Page–Was; Right Page–Shrinking
Left Page–But; Right Page–The Trees
Left Page–Kept; Right Page–Voting
Left Page–For The Axe; Right Page–.
Left Page–For The Axe; Right Page–Was Clever
Open and Flat on Tabletop
Left Page–And; Right Page–Convinced
Left Page–The Trees; Right Page–That
Left Page–Because; Right Page–Its Handle
Left Page–Was Wood; Right Page–It Was One
Left Page–Of Them; Right Page–Note Envelope
Materials-paper, tree wrap, roofing felt, oak twigs, oak leaves, an acorn, fiber, and PVA.
8.5″ X 6.5″ X 8.5″ when bound
8.5″ x 6″ x 6.75″