Martha (Top) $240
Eshter (Bottom) $140
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Rives Lightweight, Nepal Light, Nepal Heavyweight, shell button, ribbon, linen thread, Print Gocco, acrylic. 5 3/16 x 7 1/16 x 1 5/16 inches. 26 pages. Edition of 20.
Martha is a vivacious, active, and resourceful older woman, and this book reflects her love for life, family, friends, and bright colors. Together, she and I created the 18 individual prints, filled with images and observations from her life and sage advice. I then designed the pages to be like envelopes to hold her prints, covered in imagery that I felt she would love, and also my observations about this wonderful person.
The book itself conveys my sense of delight at having made her acquaintance and been accepted into her life as a friend.This is one of the four books created with four elderly women who are at various stages of memory loss. This project was funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
About this Book - Esther
Rives Lightweight, Rives BFK, Nepal Heavyweight, bone beads, ribbon, jewelry wire, Print Gocco. 6 1/16 x 3 15/16 x 5/8 inches. 16 pages. Edition of 20.
The creation of Esther’s book was a walk down memory lane for both Esther and her daughter Lane, with me listening in and enjoying their stories. Lane dug through the family archives of photos and documents and the two of them chose the images that they wanted to print. Starting with Esther’s birth certificate, followed by marriage, children, anniversaries, grandkids, through the 2008 New Year’s party, Esther’s life was documented in this palm leaf book.
Esther is a lifelong mah-jongg player. Regardless of what else was happening, she met with her friends at least once a week to play mah-jongg, a game that she continues to enjoy. In addition to being a document of her life, her book is designed as a collection of mah-jongg tiles forming a 2008 winning hand.This is one of the four books created with four elderly women who are at various stages of memory loss. This project was funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
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