The book of the week for week 36 is a quiet book. It's title is Voices. The images inside communicate like the murmuring voices within one's head. They are the whispered narrative of the insignificant and beautiful... or the manic musings of wild and complex ideas and dramas.... those conversations that we ponder but rarely say out loud.
|a stairway to a mountain cabin...|
The images are all cyanotypes made from photographs or pressed leaves collected over a period of many years... The cyanotype process is a photographic developing process which always produces text or imagery in shades of blue. To learn more about this process go to http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/New_Cyanotype_Process.html. The book cloth used for the spine and interior spine strips is made from cotton dyed with indigo and the board cover paper is a crinkled pearlescent paste paper. Each page is of heavy card stock which has been laminated with white Japanese unryu paper, which literally means "Cloud Dragon Paper." This paper has long strands of white fibers which swirl throughout the paper exhibiting a noticeable texture.
|decomposed leaves and pine needles...|
|shadows of an empty table...|
|tower at the chateau...|
|oak leaves and Japanese maple...|
|looking back in the rain...|
|incense holder at the Temple...|