Silver Lining


    © 2023
  • Dimensions (in inches): 5.75 x 5 x 2
  • Materials:book cloth, book oard, linen cord, cotton tape, mineral specimens, aluminum leaf, mica, oil, acrylic medium, glass, leather, paper, thread, nylon, ink, potassium permanganate
  • Collection of:University of Denver, Penrose Library Special Collections


A collection of images and mineral specimens harkening back to hikes I took with my dad in the 1960's-70's. The oil painted images on treated paper are from photographs, mounted onto paper with the location/date noted on the back. They are housed in a paper wrapper. The specimens, gathered during those hikes, each rest in a round, leather covered box with removable lid. The lower right box holds an accordion folded book with these words: "I remember a lyric - when my father died, it was like an entire librar had burned down . . . to the ground." The custom drop-spine box has two compartments - the one on the left holds the mineral specimens and paintings. The one on the right holds a test tube containing potassium permanganate, labeled on the outside in my father's hand.