this is a view from the outside of the coptic assemblage that i created for an artfest proposal. it is similar to my audobon book, but i recreated it without polymer clay because of the electricity constraints at ft. townsend.
the covers are bound together with the coptic stitch. the boards were taken from an old atlas, and the text comes from the same atlas. i wanted to explore the concept of home and the atlas seemed a perfect background.
the inside of the book is a cornell inspired assemblage. you can see the portion of the atlas text block, but it does not fill the usual text block space. instead small shelves hold items that represent home to me. there is tea, a pod from the garden, a white sox medal to represent john, a letter "g" and a small buddha. the "text block" is encased in a handmade box, which is textured to represent the normal foredge of a book.
i worked really hard on this.