February 3, 2019
I love momigami (crumpled paper, traditionally used to make clothing and other items in Japan). This is an affordable commercial variety that is double-sided and cloth-like. It comes in black/red, which you see here, and is also available in four other colorways (sienna/cherry, brown/chiri, white/cream and blue/lime).
I folded a strip of the reversible unryu multiple times and stitched it to create this book object that unwraps to reveal pockets, envelopes, a pamphlet of pages for writing and a velcro closure.
In the Studio
I’m delighted to share this video of my new artist’s book Prism, which is making a debut at the Codex Book Fair in Richmond, CA starting today. The book features 48 translucent colored sheets of abaca paper that gradually change from red to orange, yellow to green, blue to indigo and finally violet and then back again. There’s a watermark and hand stitching, both elements I often use in my books. Vamp & Tramp Booksellers have it at their table (I am not attending this year).