Thank You Book #6 was created as a keepsake for the College Book Arts Association meeting in Tucson, Arizona, January 4-5, 2019. I have been a member of the CBAA since it's founding, and admire the mission to "support and promote academic book arts education by fostering the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism. "
I was particularly excited about this conference as it had a focus on Photo Books, and was organized by the dynamic duo of Karen and Phil Zimmermann.
Thank You Book #4 debuted last weekend at a beautiful event celebrating Sandra Kroupa and her 50 year anniversary working in the Special Collections Library at the University of Washington. Sandra is a passionate supporter of book arts and more importantly— book artists.
The tunnel book pages spell out Sandra's own words to live by, "Inspiration.
Thank You Book #3 is meandering around. When flat is reads "Go to Your Studio and Make Something!" If you follow the instructions it will fold into a miniature "meander" book, a fun accordion structure that snakes back and forth.
This thank you book was created as a keepsake for the 2018 Paper and Book Intensive (PBI) at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Thank You Book #2 is hot off the presses! This special folding cube book, created as a keepsake for the 2018 ARLIS New York conference, debuted at the Book Arts SIG, a special interest group of librarians working with artist books. Featuring my own photographs of Little Free Libraries from Portland to Austin, New Orleans, Seattle and New Jersey, this book thanks my many ARLIS (Art Libraries Society) friends for 10 years of their support of this little gallery that could.
Thank You Books are a series of books celebrating the first 10 years of 23 Sandy and the plan is to create eight more over the next year or so.