Friday, April 27, 2012

Every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song

John Muir's exquisite words describing his long love affair with nature was the initial draw for me in creating this book. I had the piano scroll for a while...liking the fact that it could morph into a book easily. The idea for the finished piece came to me in a dream/awake state one night about 2 am. I like the synchronism of Muir repeating the words "song and singing" with function of the player piano music sheet making a perfect connection between the two. Engineering a way to roll the scroll back into the box by incorporating more antique elements with the glass knobs and brass rod completed the book. 

Medium/Materials Used: Antique player-piano music with original box. Calligraphy done with a Timothy Leigh handmade pen and Ziller North Wind White waterproof ink. Decorative handmade paper from Italy. Antique glass knobs and threaded brass rod.

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