John Muir’s exquisite words describing his long love affair with nature was the initial draw for me in creating this book. I had the piano scroll for a while…liking the fact that it could morph into a book easily. The idea for the finished piece came to me in a dream/awake state one night about 2 am. I like the synchronism of Muir repeating the words “song and singing” with function of the player piano music sheet making a perfect connection between the two. Engineering a way to roll the scroll back into the box by incorporating more antique elements with the glass knobs and brass rod completed the book.
|Title||Every Bird Song, Wind Song, and Tremendous Storm Song|
|Place of Publication||Kennewick, WA|
|Author of Text/Poet||John Muir|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Scroll book|
|Medium/ Materials||Antique player-piano music with original box; calligraphy done with a Timothy Leigh handmade pen and Ziller North Wind White waterproof ink; antique glass knobs and threaded brass rod.|
|Paper Stock||Decorative handmade paper from Italy|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||15.5 x 2 inches x 8 feet (unrolled)|