I created GIRLS: An Alphabet Book Inspired by Daughters to portray the unique essence of girls. When I watch girls playing make-believe, swinging on swings, or telling tales to furry friends, I see the special ways girls express themselves. To convey that individuality, I bound each book with a unique cover distinct from the other books in the edition, made from repurposed clothing for girls. A one of a kind doll accompanies each book and fits into the pocket featured on the cover. I chose to feature activities that are available to girls regardless of economics, cultural backgrounds or access to technology. I wanted to elevate imagination and play as rich keys to childhood. This artist book is intended for children of all ages. I invite everyone to romp through the colorful alphabet letters, images and text and to delight in the joy and creativity of girls.
A-Adorning alphabets, with awesome alliterations, B-Bashful book lovers, bubbling beauty, C-Capably choreographing cartwheels.
|Subtitle||An Alphabet Book Inspired By Daughters|
|Press Name/Publisher||Jubilation Press|
|Place of Publication||Ashland, OR|
|Additional Contributors||Cathy Dorris|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Archival digital printing|
|Number of Images/ Illustrations||26|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Each accordion book has a unique cover made from clothing little girls once wore|
|Medium/ Materials||Each letter and image is hand painted with a combination of watercolor paints, pastels and mixed media. The background of each page is digitally printed from a composite of painted tyvek and photography. A unique one of a kind doll made from repurposed clothing comes with each book and fits into the pocket of the cover of the book. The doll's arms and legs are moveable. The doll is made from yarn, dyed wool, piper cleaners and a variety of silk, cotton and polyester fabric|
|Paper Stock||Epson Enhanced Matte Paper|
|Number of Pages||32 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||5 x 5 x 1 inches. Extends out to 30 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 50|
|Box/ Wrapper||Presented in a box covered with corduroy. Top of lid and inside of bottom contain pages from GIRLS.|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed and numbered|