Returning to the studio in 1986 after a week long workshop in making artists’ books with Erica Van Horn at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale NY I was amazing prolific. Among the many things Erica taught me was how to use book board, book cloth and glue to make a simple and sturdy accordion book structure. My eyes were opened to possibilities of creating an intimate and subversively powerful world through the form of the artists’ book.
Featuring two of my favorite subjects placed together in the first of my Vocabulary Book series, here is Hand Leaf ©1986.
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Hand Leaf in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County artists’ book collection: