Animal Mineral Vegetable 6


    © 2019
  • Dimensions (in inches): 5.4 x 10.75 x 1
  • Materials:mica, copper foil, thread, tyvek, acrylic, Moriki paper, cherry wood, Cave paper, acrylic, PMA, book board, hand dyed book cloth
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


The four mica pages in this six page book use mica that has been mined far below the surface. It has naturally occurring black marks that mimic gestural ink marks. This marked mica is stronger and is typically from larger blocks, hence the relatively large page size. Aside from the black markings it is exceptionally clear. Includes plant materials gathered from my yard and favorite forest, seed pods from a nearby wetland, butterflies and months from an inherited archive. The end pages are of heavy weight Cave Paper with surface applied color. Bound across the spine with shaped hardwood covers.

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.