October 13, 2016

It’s October and the days are growing shorter. In honor of the gathering darkness here is a red bat on the cover of one of my Red Mammals (©2007) artists’ books. Created for my installation Red Animals – two cylindrical structures with 7 tiers each of blind accordion books arranged in circles. Arranged according to evolutionary complexity: Red Insects and Red Invertebrates are at the bottom; Red Fish, Red Reptiles, and Red Amphibians in the middle; and various combinations of Red Mammals (including Red Weasels, Red Rodents, Red Aquatic Mammals) at the top.  

  

     

February 10, 2016


Red (life force of blood) pink (tenderness) and white (innocence) sequins, beads, and threads adorn IF an artists book completed on February 14, 1989 to mark Valentine’s Day. When open its three pages form a structure reminiscent of a frame for three portraits. Each of IF’s pages contain a drawn imaginary archway - not a specific portrait. This was the month before my son was born and I was thinking about if and openings in terms of creating a welcoming physical, emotional and psychic space for a new and unknown life.

 

 

 

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