Black & Blank

Artist Book with Clamshell Box: Multi-signature with split board binding, Coptic chain stitch & silk cover made with book board, silk, paper, thread, sumi ink, 24K gold leaf, gouache.
5.25 x 15.5 x .635 inches

For Black & Blank I selected a passage from John Sloan’s book, The Gist of Art on plans and rules of composition.  I wanted to better understand principles of design.  The design of the book was inspired by the Constructivist period. The hand-lettered text functions first as an image of each rule but can also be read if desired.