Binding for Southern Landscape, photographs by Sally Mann, text by John StaufferPublished by 21ST Editions
Edition: 58 copies with 43 for sale
11 bound and 3 loose platinum prints
The cover is silk over boards with a black goatskin spine. Book and print folder are contained in a unique drop spine box that opens from the center and is covered in buffalo skin.
View a short film that captures the work beautifully.
I spent the weekend in Minneapolis at the MCBA for the Book Art Biennial. My book 'Labor/Movement (seven workers)' was selected as one of the five finalists for the Book Art Prize 2013. I am honored to be among all of the great work submitted and chosen for this prize. Clifton Meador's "A Repeated Misunderstanding of Nature" was chosen as the winning book. Congratulations to Mr. Meador and the MCBA for creating an event that does the great work of furthering the field of Artist's Books.
On Saturday, during the symposium, participants heard fantastic talks by Jeff Rathermel, Buzz Spector, Sandra Kroupa, and Sarah Bodman. I was in book heaven! I've been traveling a lot this year for bookish events. Next stop in September--Texas! More details on that to come.
Back to the bench for the latest edition binding that I'm working on. Pictures coming soon.
Deluxe editions for Little Sphaeroid Press. Case binding, sewn on tapes with custom marbled endpapers by Chena River marblers. Gold japanese bookcloth over boards stamped in blind with paper label. Blue-green Skivertex galuchat over boards stamped in blind and white foil. Clamshell box, slipcase and print wrapper. Marbled papers, book covering material, and design elements echo the forms contained within the book of the succulent plant group, Mesembs.