No Worry - Book a Week Project


    © 2009
  • Dimensions (in inches): 3 x 2.875 x .75
  • Materials:paper, book board, leather, adhesive, transfer toner, ink
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


I made this book soon after I watched a demonstration of Lacunose given by Paul Delrue. "[Lacunose] is a technique developed by Paul .... The effect is created by building up a collage of different coloured leathers, pared very thinly, and then sanding the leather so that the different colours start to appear through each other. The results can be surprising and unexpected and can create stunning effects." I used the technique for the cover boards, then bound the book as a board book with an exposed spine. Text is transfer toner over cyanotype; page edges tinted with metallic pigment.
From Cole Swensen's collection New Math (William Morrow & Co., New York, 1988) which won the National Poetry Series for 1987. No, worry about nothing but the chiseling of hills into distance in the slight haze and sleep lost over color no two ever the same the wringing hands float ashore amazed. Worry about beauty. It can sell you anything. Lakes collect in the chambers of the heart where the sailboats are made of flying fish about the size of match heads. Sleep can be lost as easily as a house key, the shock can consume at any moment if the hills are not rising weather is wearing them down and you are driving north in the late afternoon or holding your eyes in your hands like addresses.