In hectic and troubled times, it’s good to make something that reminds us to center ourselves for the fight ahead. Four Latin mottoes are hand-painted onto white shell plaques, and sewn into specially-designed cotton fabric pages. Wood burned poplar covers are accented with porcelain discs and lush waxed polyester fiber tassels and glass beads.
Dum Spiro Spero. Dum Spero Amo. Dum Amo Vivo. Dum Vivo Prosum.
While I breathe, I hope. While I hope, I love. While I love, I live. While I live, I do good.
|Press Name/Publisher||Crane Designs|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Phoenix, AZ|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Sewn fabric pages quilted into raised 'windows' that each show and protect small painted shell plaques|
|Number of Images/ Illustrations||12 painted shell plaques on 12 pages|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Modified Coptic binding|
|Medium/ Materials||White oyster shell, poplar wood, porcelain, glass, acrylic paint, varnish, waxed polyester thread|
|Paper Stock||Cotton fabric pages|
|Number of Pages||12 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||3.5 x 3 x 1.5 inches closed|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed by the artist|