An “artist’s book” is a work of art, not just a vehicle to contain a story and communicate non-visual ideas. Different media are used in a unique way to create a book-like object. These books are puzzles. They are undefined. The viewer and the artist make up their own story using clues from the book-like structure. Image, text and structure are equally important. It’s a book!
This book is titled ‘Library Selection’
I took apart a case of wine and assembled the pieces in a new way. The wood dividers became the pages holding words pertaining to wine, A to Z. The definitions of the words are on the back each page. By reassembling the original cutout wood that cradled the bottle, I created a round hole for the bottle of wine.
Library Selection 1998
Stamped wood wine shipping container
1987 Trefethen Chardonnay
12 x 13 x 12 inches size