19 x 21.5 inches openHand lettered in ink and acrylic on 6 sheets of Hark! handmade paper, indigo dyed paper and Hollytex polyester, linen thread. sewn book. Cloth covered portfolio case.
Illuminated Night began with dark indigo handmade paper. The paper has a depth and mystery to it and made me think of quiet darkness like a library at night and being surrounded by voices from silent books. We cannot see the words but know they are there in a book that is waiting to be opened. It is a different feeling than looking at my closed computer with far more information stored inside. A book is tactile like the indigo paper and the words handwritten. I made Illuminated Night to be viewed as one open spread with layers of paper and translucent polyester, words hidden and revealed along with the glow of binary code like our illuminated screens. Paper, color and words transformed to be a night library.