Stray Birds Four


    © 2020
  • Dimensions (in inches): 5 x 3.75 x 3
  • Materials:acrylic, paper. botanical printed silk, thread, book board
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


Map fold book created from three separate pages. Each page is botanical printed silk mounted on mulberry paper. Two of three carry the text, which is hand embroidered with green linen thread. Cased into book board covers that are covered with handmade papers from the Interocean Curiousity Studio. Label is laser etched into the front cover. Housed in a custom drop-spine box.

Taken from a collection of epigrams by Tagore, who was a Nobel Laureate for Literature in 1913 and considered by many to India's greatest poet. The book was written in Bengalese, then translated into English by Tagore in 1916. Pointed and pithy, many of these poems celebrate the natural world in a clear and concise way that I appreciate and have deemed worthy of creating custom housings for.

Stray Birds by Rabindrnoth Tagore, verse 260 © 1916 "Wayside grass, love the star, then your dreams will come out in flowers."