A Compendium of Collage


    © 2014
  • Dimensions (in inches): 3.4 x 3.4 x 1.75
  • Materials:leopard wood, brass, laser etched mica, postage stamps, steel
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


A series of collages made from canceled postage stamps are mounted, one to a page, onto leopard wood pages. The collages are dropped into a recessed area, and protected with mica slats, held in place with miniature steel pins. The book cover has a window cut out with mica slats on each side, in which small pieces of canceled postage stamps are suspended. The book's 2 rigid pages, front and back covers are held together with continuous brass hinges (piano hinges) on the spine edge. Round brass washers with miniature brass pins hold the cover label (laser etched mica) in place. The wooden pages are sanded and waxed to a smooth finish.


From an ongoing series of artists’ books, each featuring ‘a collection of things’. The series explores using invented or adapted book structures that lend themselves to holding physical objects in addition to or instead of images and words.