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.

cathy weber - art - painting - stick - stone - dragonfly - woman - heart - wishbone - book art - artist book - book- object - montana - oil painting - object poem - movable page
05.006 Book w/ Movable Pages
07.054 - cathy weber - art - painting - heart -woman - book art - artist book - book- object - montana - oil painting - object poem
07.054 Beaded Heart Book
cathy weber - art - painting - woman - oil - montana - painting - oil - stick - heart - poem - object - stone
 05.011 Bead Tree Book 9x20x9″
cathy weber - art - painting - stick - stone - dragonfly - woman - heart - wishbone - book art - artist book - book- object - montana - oil painting - object poem - movable page
 10.020 Book with Movable Pages 19×31″
05.006 Book w/ Movable Pages
07.054 Beaded Heart Book
 05.011 Bead Tree Book 9x20x9″
 10.020 Book with Movable Pages 19×31″
10.019 Leaf and Key Log House
4.75×12.5″ $375
07.017 Heart House Book 14x57x14 inches  07.055 Bead Man, Heart Path Book
(closed view)11x15x12 inches
10.010 Feather and Egg Log House
4x3x10″
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01.053 Domestic Bliss 10.012 Wooden Object Book  2.25x3x1.5″  10.011 Heart House Village, 19x25x2″ 01.049 Secret Place
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01.045 Book of Leaves  07.055 Bead Man, Heart Path Book
(closed view)11x15x12 inches 
00.035 Hymn to the Virgin by p. bradshaw 01.050 Botanical book 
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 00.042
4 Sex Werks by P. Bradshaw
 01.050 Botanical book  01.013
Poem Lyke a House 
00.036
Book of Flowers 

 

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.

  09.035 Object House Book 10×40 inches
07.030 Stone, Feather, Egg Book with Stones 9×36 inches
04.037  Floating Stone Poem
07.029  4 Sex Werks 9×56 inches $2000.00
08.022  Apple House Book  48x17x4 inches

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