Encaustic Artist Book

Last year I attended an annual artist book show called Beyond the Book in Boston (I wrote a blog post about it here). I decided to enter one of my own books this year and it was accepted.

It’s an accordion structure made from handmade paper embedded with straw, which you see on the back of the book really well (below).

encaustic artist book

The inside of the book has layers of encaustic medium and paint.

encaustic artist bookEmbedded in the encaustics are dried leaves and the words of a poem by Mary Oliver called In Blackwater Woods.

encaustic artist book

The book is held together with some tea dyed twine.

encaustic artist book

encaustic artist book

If you live locally you can see the show at the Brighton and Faneuil Branches, Boston Public Library from November 12th, 2016 — January 28th, 2017.

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3 Thoughts on “Encaustic Artist Book

  1. Peggy Mcdevitt on November 20, 2016 at 6:12 pm said:

    This is absolutely beautiful

  2. Your books are beautiful – I am so inspired each and every time I come by here – thank you for sharing. I am in Montreal – not so far from Boston – would love to attend one of the workshops

  3. Carol LaBorie on October 1, 2017 at 5:37 pm said:

    What a beautiful book, and I love Mary Oliver’s writings! You have inspired me to make some encaustic books, since I work in encaustics.

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