Pheonix Prayer


    © 2006
  • Dimensions (in inches): 11 x 11 x 1
  • Materials: book board, metallic pigment, metal leaf, leather, paper, byvek, silver gelatin photographs, oil paint, adhesive
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


Made to showcase photographs I made during my days as a photo assistant at Anderson Ranch Art Center, the images in this book are silver gelatin photographs with surface applied color and copper leaf. Cased into book board cover with an adaptation of a split board approach. Covers are handmade paper molded over embossed boards with copper leaf title and surface applied metallic pigments. leather spine is embossed on etching press from covers and is hand painted with acrylic & metallic powders. Page edges tinted with metallic inks. Copper leafing throughout.
A gentle stirring like flutters of birds filling the garden like vowels swelling in the mouth tentative kisses these unfinished prayers: Do not break my heart.