At the beginning of the year I set a challenge for myself to make 14 Art Books in 2014. I got a little sidetracked by my job and other projects, but I am still plugging away at the 14. I finished three art books for events and exhibitions in the month of October. Here is the first of the books I made for October.
Art Book 4/14 is called the Kozo Book. I made it for the Morgan Conservatory's annual benefit and silent auction. The organization gives sheets of handmade paper to artists, and asks them to make a piece out of the paper to donate for the benefit. This year the papers were handmade kozo paper with chiri, and a kozo/gampi blend.
I decided to continue my theme of books with stick bindings, and used kozo branches for the binding. The pages ended up being too flexible for the book to stand up on its own, so I created a stand for it out of book board. Finally, I added kozo leaves cut from some of my naturally dyed papers.