Artist’s Books

My study of the illuminated pages of old European manuscripts led me inevitably to the making of books.  Artist’s books often take shapes very different from those we recognize as “books”.  I have made several objects that act as books in one way or another.  They are meant to be held and touched.

An exploration of book arts has led me to discover the luminosity of watercolors on skin parchment. The secrets hidden between the bindings of artist’s books fascinate me and the tools of the bookbinder’s trade have suggested endless structural possibilities.  I often make a case or box in which the book can be protected and displayed.

cathy weber - art - painting - woman - oil - montana - painting - poem - object - stone - pansy bradshaw, - 4 sex werks - bead - dragon - poetry07.029  4 Sex Werks 9×56 inches

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