Animal Mineral Vegetable 4


    © 2019
  • Dimensions (in inches): 3.12 x 12.75 x .9
  • Materials:mica, copper foil, thread, tyvek, PMA, wood, plant, insect and reptile specimens, book board, book cloth, paper
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


This book is made with mica, copper foil, thread, padauk wood, plant materials gathered from my yard, butterflies and moths from an inherited archive and snake skin sheds received as a gift from a friend. Housed in a custom drop spine box.

The common elements in the Animal, Mineral, Vegetable are primarily material based. The pages are made from thin sheets of mica which limits the size and shape of the books in the series. As the specimens must flatten between the mica sheets, the animal elements are mostly feathers, bits of snake skin, butterfly and moth wings. It is far easier to flatten plant material elements so there is a bigger variety in the vegetable category. All have hardwood covers, most of the pages edges are wrapped with copper foil and all are housed in custom boxes.