Sun Bird Dreams of Rain by Marian Crane

After spotting a wooden bird at a thrift store, I dreamed of the same bird turning into a monsoon-themed book. The next day I bought the bird; over the next month, it became that book. Turquoise inlay, an original poem, handpainted landscapes, fabric collage, and crystal beaded fringe add to the rain motif.

Artist Bio

Marian Crane grew up amid the spectacular landscapes and cultural diversity of northern New Mexico. A silversmith and fiber artist, she became enchanted with book art in the late 1990s. Her book art focuses on fiber, leather, glass, and wood surfaces because of their tactile richness, becoming hand-held installation art pieces for busy collectors who want a portable, introspective, and meditative experience. These pieces aren’t meant for large-scale display, but to be private pieces shared with close friends and family.