Part of an ongoing series of works to help protect, conserve, honor and raise awareness about water, a natural resource essential to life. The title Water Works has multiple meanings. The first alludes to 3 art works with water themes: Fish in Rising Seas (original collage), Cloud Boat in Rising Seas (scanned collage) and Bursting Waters, a pop-up (double nested, hand-trimmed Turkish map fold pop-up with decorative collage.) Looked at another way, Water, Works! refers to my love of water-powered devices. Water (as an element) when harnessed can tell time, create electricity, etc. Ancient Egyptian and Greek water clock illustrations are included as is a Water Wheel game (single layer volvelle.) On facing page lift six flaps to find tips on water conservation-useful in these challenging times of global warming trends.
On a personal note, even though water is abundant in the Northwest Cascadia bioregion where I live, there are constant threats to purity, quantity and availability.
|Press Name/Publisher||Book Arts Editions|
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Scans, laser copies|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Pamphlet stitch|
|Medium/ Materials||Silk book cloth, book board|
|Paper Stock||Strathmore, Canson papers, oceanographic map, paste paper, yuzen, seismographic chart|
|Number of Pages||8 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||8.25 x 10.25 x .5 inches closed.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 4|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed and numbered edition|