Tell Me Now


    © 2017
  • Dimensions (in inches):
  • 8.25 x 9 x 1.5
  • Materials:paper, acrylic, ink, 23K gold leaf, palladium leaf, wax, book board, wood, museum board, book cloth, mineral specimen, waxed cord
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


I created this piece while exploring ways of guiding others to effectively meet challenges of presenting objects, images and text in one work. For Tell Me Now I began with an object, in this case a rock I found in an Arizona river bed during a winter camping trip. Using the memories that surfaced as I contemplated and handled the rock, along with a series of writing and format exercises I've developed for content development, I wrote and refined the text, imaged the pages as prompted by the text, then scribed the text on both sides of the accordion book.
Eyes closed we exchange descriptions of red white hot patterns dancying behind our lids. Unwilling to continue the immersion we head off to warmer climes. The yearning grows, becomes a presence tangible and lumpy between us. Now, years later I still wait for what I need from you. Tell me now I'm listening.