Cover to Cover: Book Lab Explorations
There Are No Human Races
accordion book, opens to 60" w/text & images
& 10"x7"x2.5" box
board, paper, fabric, acetate
15-panel unfolding-star book & 4.5"x4.5"x3" box
(image is of single panel)
board, fabric, paper
Them's the Breaks
meandering book variable positioning
w/ 5.5"x5.5"x1.5" box
board, acrylic paint, thread, fabric
Elissa R. Campbell
book board, mat board, book cloth,
prescription paper, adhesive
book - 4.625” x 6.5” x 2”
box - 2.75” x 10.25” x 7.375”
discarded encyclopedia americana
pages & covers
discarded History of Art textbook pages
bellows- like book and found box
in the box: 6"x8"x1.5"
Tying Up Loose Ends
discarded Encyclopedia Americana volume 17
canvas cloth, threads, paper
Stitching Through Time
felt, antique doilies, hand-dyed silk ribbon,
antique crochet instructions
accordion book with 10 self designed Notan images
8"x6.5" flat, opens to approximately 32"
Debra A. Kraemer
Within My Garden Grow
Leporello book structure
Media: Box –textured book cloth, foamcore, matte medium, Nepalese lokta papers, pva &methyl cellulose, construction card, double-sided tape, ribbon, ink& origami-covered Styrofoam box props.
Book –canson paper, matboard, pva adhesive, inks, wooden sticks, double-sided tape, Tyvek hinges
Box: 13”x 61/2”x2”, Book: 12”x51/4”x 1” closed, extends to 41”
Debra A. Kraemer
Dictionary of the Unknown (To Me)
double pocket-fold Concertina with separate cover
Media: acrylic-painted Tyvek, japanese textured linen cardstock, recycled envelopes, nepalese lokta & canson papers, inks, pva adhesive, double-sided tape
53/8” x 25/8” x 11/2” open
Debra A. Kraemer
Expressions in Indigo
framed 2-sided accordian album & box
Media: matboard, construction card, handmade shibori on washi, book cloth, Nepalese lokta paper, adhesive, ink.
51/8” x 51/8” x 11/8”
cut-out Tyvek, acrylic paint, book board
"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace..."
Words of Wisdom
saggar-fired clay, canvas, acrylic paint
7"x7"x 6" (approximate dimensions when
scroll and pot - $400 each
Written in Stone
clay, paint, paper, thread
individual books vary in size -
$35 for each stone book
Homage to Joseph Cornell
mixed media box
Homage to Matisse
cut paper fold-out book
original - each panel 6.5"x5"
copies - 2.5"x3.75"
$150 original - $15/copy
Homage to Herni Rousseau
$100 original - $30/copy
non-adhesive binding, inkjet copies of family quilt, card stock, rubber stamps. Artist’s description/ meaning: Crazy is an expression of my frustration and acceptance concerning
problem solving another’s life circumstances. The quilt images are taken from a Victorian crazy quilt of silks, velvets, embroidery, and ribbons made by a distant relative.
8 pages, 6”x6”x ½”,edition of 4
Mottainai - Sold
recycled jeans, fabric scraps, linen from an old skirt, cotton from an old duvet cover, sewn on a vintage 1973 Kenmore sewing machine, hand embroidery. Japanese stab binding, envelope fold enclosure. Artist’s description/ meaning: Mottainai is a Japanese term that conveys a sense of regret over waste, and has been adopted by environmentalists to encourage people to reduce, reuse, recycle and respect. All the materials in the book except perhaps the machine thread have been recycled or reused in the boro style of mending, including linen from a skirt I bought in Japan in 1984. Unique.
Bird Box - Sold
sewn accordion book housed in a wooden box with headboard.
collage with painted and printed papers, card stock, mat board, book board, found wooden box, hand and machine stitching.
Artist’s description/ meaning: Bird Box is part of a series of bird totems, which are an expression of my love of birds, and their precious and precarious place in the environment. The box serves as a place of protection from the elements.