I’m so pleased that my book Pilgrimage Song has gone a-traveling to Denver and is presently showing in Abecedarian Gallery‘s juried exhibit Artists’ Book Cornucopia V. The entire exhibit is viewable online here. The show, an eclectic sampling of contemporary handmade books, runs through June 7.
My book is structured to evoke the pueblo’s central plaza where the women dance to the four directions and the four sacred mountains. The book may be unfolded in a variety of ways, but I do like to bring out its fourfold nature, the book itself having square dimensions when closed. Some pictures of the process I used to paint the papers are in this post. I wanted them to seem like the gem full mountains, and full of the colors of the desert.