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Artist Books

Handmade books are a delight to make, and a wonderful way to use calligraphy as an alternative to framed pieces of work. There are so many ways to fold paper and bind a book! It is possible to use papers and materials that wouldn’t work for a standard framed piece. Here are a few of my calligraphic artist books.


These four pages of eco-dyed paper were lotus-folded prior to the dyeing process. I then assembled them and wrote the poem diagonally across the center of each page with walnut ink in Italic.


My eco-dyed paper is used for the cover and pages with a line of text on each page in Uncial using a bright orange gouache.


I used a piece of my eco-dyed paper to create this alternative version of a concertina and wrote the Mary Oliver poem in Italic with white gouache.


This circular book is created from 26 two-piece units, each with a letter of the alphabet framed within.


This paper was dyed with walnut ink and watercolor before folding into this triangular meander book with pop-up tags for the small amount of text. It fits into the origami box with the folded crane on top.


This is a one-page book made from a folded circle that features the Fraktur script written with walnut ink and Pearl-Ex iridescent paint.


These two, two-sided concertina books were made in 2014 when I participated in an online art group “A Letter A Week”.