This is book created from a relief print entitled Forest Queen, done after the arrival of our first bee hive. The poems in this book express an awe for nature and the rejuvenating aspects walking in the woods.
There are two poems in the book, the first is about bees and reads:
Your driving force feeds our dreams.
A working hive.
The honey flows.
The second poem is about enjoying the lush wonderfulness of summer and reads:
Footsteps soft beneath your feet.
Birdsong splashes on your face.
Roots flow like skirts from the waists of trees.
An umbrella of leaves opens above your head.
Linger for a while in this refreshing shade.”
The four panels of the book are viewed by “flipping” the book “inside out” from the center fold to reveal each panel. Sometimes categorized as a puzzle book, this structure from Alicia Golden’s book Expressive Handmade Books. Forest Queen comes in a matching case.
|Place of Publication||Custer, SD|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Digital ink jet printing.|
|Image/ Illustration Process||Relief prints carved and printed on printmaking press, scanned and then digitally collaged.|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Tetra Flexagon|
|Typography||Epson Ink Jet Paper|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||2 x 6 inches|
|Edition Size||Open Edition|
|Box/ Wrapper||Paper slipcase|