Making, reading, writing

Newly minted clamshell box for first in a series of atlas fold books

Newly minted clamshell box for first in a series of atlas fold books

Brass cast made during lost wax process of alligator toe from Louisiana

Brass cast made during lost wax process of alligator toe from Louisiana


After a week-long box making class with Barbara Mauriello at The Center for Book Arts, two brass casting sessions and a bookbinding class last week I found myself immersed in making things, which uses a different zone in the brain than writing. Reading supplements ideas, thinking expands them and making can become the result.

I am in the middle of researching a new atlas fold book that will be the second in a very long series of artists books that include maps, writing via letterpress, and other forms of bookish expression. When these things are evolving I find it not the time for long narratives on WordPress. Twitter, with its flits and snippets of ideas serves me better.

I did take a jaunt over to the Metropolitan Museum in Manhattan on Tuesday to unwind and look at frames. Prints will be the subject of investigation on Sunday when they have a talk on Durer’s Melencolia I: http://bit.ly/1kc0OMQ.

A tiny ivory book from the Met's collection

A tiny ivory book from the Met’s collection

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