This rigid page book is sewn across the spine coptic style and has double layer wood covers. Behind a round opening in the front cover and in the inside back cover is a collage of plant material, text overlaid with mica. Pages are a combination of photographs, images and notes from various notebooks, output via digital inkjet, and clear plastic pages with various plant material embedded. Eleven double sided pages.
Part of the Lovely and Amazing project. Lovely and Amazing, begun in 2006, is an ongoing series celebrating the life of Ruth Wheeler, beloved biology teacher, naturalist, youth advocate and feminist who lived and worked in north Denver for 70 years. Ruth found the natural world a place of endless delight and shared her enthusiasm with many, including myself, her great-niece. She left behind a collection of biological specimens, notes and photographs which I have incorporated into a series of three-dimensional collages, boxes and book works.