Materials:Photo Album: hand beading on deer skin, suede, handmade papers, pastepaper with hand applied stamping, text weight paper with surface applied color and laser printing, photographs, tyvek with surface applied color. Scroll: text weight paper with surface applied color and laser printing, glass test tube, wood, tyvek with surface applied color. Box: laser etched book board with surface applied pigment and wax, book cloth, photograph, text weight paper with surface applied color and laser printing, mica.
A custom box with photograph inset houses a photo album with hand beaded cover and scroll book in glass tube. This piece was created using a hand beaded wallet made in the 1940’s by a Denver area Camp Fire Girl (identity unknown) as the cover for a photo album. he album contains photographs of Camp Fire girls showing off their completed ceremonial gowns. The text and illustrations on the box interior and in the scroll give guidelines and instructions for developing a personal symbologram and making a ceremonial gown.