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Bookish Press Release

Gallery on the Greens and the management of Market Mall are pleased to announce Bookish, an exhibition of work by Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press. The works on display cover the range of Miller’s oeuvre from altered book sculptures to … Continue reading

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A Day in Davidson

I spent yesterday with a group of bookish people in Davidson, Saskatchewan. The event was organised by the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, affectionately referred to by its members as CBBAG (pronounced ‘cabbage’). The morning started with … Continue reading

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You Can’t See The Forest … Part Two

I ended last Sunday’s post with this image, and a promise to tell you more.

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You Can’t See The Forest … Part One

Since I have been enjoying the autumn leaves, it seems an appropriate time to write about You Can’t See The Forest… an altered book/installation piece that was, at least in part, inspired by leaves. I thought I would write about the … Continue reading

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Recomp 2

I had not planned to write another post about the bald-faced hornets and our joint project quite so soon, but life has a way of intervening in the plans of humans. And the plans of hornets, in this case. While I was … Continue reading

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Recomp

Back in late 2013, I wrote a piece for Book Arts/Arts du livre Canada, the magazine of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. The editor wanted a description/announcement rather than a critical review for Decomp, Stephen Collis/Jordan Scott, Coach House Books, Toronto, … Continue reading

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Ecology: an altered book

Ecology is one of the altered books I produced from the Life Nature Library series. I used the entire text block, which I cut into strips and rolled into beads. The beads were sorted into colour groups and sewn free-hand into … Continue reading

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Barnacle: an altered book

I like entering themed exhibitions. I enjoy the challenge of taking someone else’s concept and making it my own. Barnacle was created for a show entitled The Beast in You, organized by June Jacobs of The Handwave Gallery,  Meacham, Saskatchewan. Participants were asked “If you … Continue reading

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A is for Apple: another altered book.

Actually, A is for Apple is made from parts of two books. The apple is made from styrofoam and wire and cooked wheat starch paste/PVA mix and torn pages from a discarded copy of The Concise Oxford Dictionary (fourth edition, 1951). It is … Continue reading

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Insects: an altered book

Insects is another of the altered books I made from the Life Nature Library series. When modifying the original book, The Insects, I wanted to recall my experience with the entomology collection at the Royal Ontario Museum. When I was twelve I was … Continue reading

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