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As a bookbinding artist, my work falls somewhere between the traditional definition of art and craft.  My work, though functional in form, is defined by its tactile and sculptural presence.  I work with each piece as a sculpture – investing time and consideration into materials and process.  To me, books represent archives – not only of the personal, but keeping record of a specific point in time and place.  This thinking is reflected in my material choices, informed by a sense of place/relation to my surroundings.  Gathering what is around me – often overlooked resources – feels like an act of preservation in a fast-changing environment where much goes to waste.  I collect objects/resources that feel precious, unique. Transforming foraged material into sculptural books signifies the value of the object and in the gesture of its’ functional form – it’s unfinished story.

The cedar log used for this book were found on a hike on one of my favourite Manitoba hiking trails.

Inside you’ll find aged Strathmore drawing paper (80 lb/130 gsm).  This paper works well with graphite pencil, coloured pencil, pen and ink, marker, soft pastel, mixed media and oil pastel; perfect for all your drawing and writing needs.

Each signature (group of pages)is wrapped in a cover of Strathmore 400 Series watercolour paper (140 lb/300 gsm).

6.5 cm x 7 cm x 5 cm                                                                                                              2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″

168 pages                                                                                                                                        144 drawing pages 24 / watercolour pages

Additional information

Weight .230 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 18 cm
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