My #99DayProject is now complete. I finished the last square ahead, so you can have an advance peek at tomorrow’s square.
This is #99.
The colours were inspired by ripe orange honeysuckle berries.
It also recapitulates square #1.
The first square in the series was inspired by the first hint of colour on an apple flowerbud, so the series spans the seasons from flower to fruit, Spring to early Autumn.
If you are wondering what I will do now, I will be spending a good part of this week completing the design and instructions for the panel/panorama book that I plan to post next Sunday. I am also considering another —much shorter!— series.
In other book arts news:
The exhibition Unseen is now open both physically and online.
You can view the catalog of the show on the 23 Sandy Gallery website.
It has been more than a year since I mentioned the Quarantine Public library.
Quarantine Public Library is a repository of books made by artists. The works published here are for anyone to freely download, print and assemble—to keep or give away.
This collaborative project was dreamed up by Katie Garth and Tracy Honn in May 2020. We love artists’ books, zines, and libraries; art and poetry; words and pictures. We wanted to make something to share as many of us are staying at home, disconnected from art, books, and one another. The project is not about COVID-19, but is explicitly of its time.
With brisk attention, a lot of talking and correspondence, and the enthusiastic good will of generous artists who say yes, we offer this as a gift to share and circulate in a discombobulated time.
If you can’t wait for next Sunday to make a little book, I have picked two black and white examples that struck my fancy.
Or you could make Amanda Borsuk’s poetry book.
Download and print QPL_Borsuk, and follow the instructions in the link given above.
If you want to check out the other offerings of the Quarantine Public Library, you can find the complete works —alphabetically listed by artist— on this webpage.
I love my copy of The Voynich Manuscript. I was reminded of it this week by a short article on Medievalists.net.
The article includes videos from the Beinecke Library at Yale. You can find more information on the Beinecke Library website, and even order your own copy.
To finish off, here’s a giant sunflower on our kitchen counter a few days ago. (To give an idea of scale, the tiles are 10 cm/4 in squares.)