© 2018
  • Dimensions (in inches): 10.25 x 7 x 2
  • Materials:paper, acrylic, watercolor book board, book cloth, 23 kt. gold leaf
  • Collection of: private collection


A two tier flag book with 308 strips of pasted paper, each .45 inches wide mounted on both sides of a 30 panel accordion. One hundred fifty four of the strips are hand-tinted with metallic acrylic and accented with 23 kt. gold leaf at the outermost edges. The accordions are mounted to either side of the case cover so that one the book is opened, the flags expand to a three-dimensional, oval form. This piece was inspired by what we always called 'quakies' aka aspen trees during their magnificent transformation from green to gold in the southwestern mountain ranges of Colorado.