When a work becomes a book instead of something else, such as a series of images meant to be shown on a wall, the content has determined that a book must be made. The form it takes originates from the inside out. Book Arts afford the possibility of mixing media in many ways. My most elaborate book works have been culminations of large group projects that I designed and carried out over long periods of time.
The artist book, Prayer for the Earth, culminated a long project that I did throughout the pandemic. It started out to be the fourth of a sequence of multiple process drawings, but I decided to make a book while the last drawing was still in progress. Below, I include the three completed drawings, one of which sold in my Featured Artist opportunity at Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly in February.
©2022 Janet Maher, Prayer for the Earth, artists' book.
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