Friday, 4 November 2011

Fall Swap: CamilleRiner


I am happy to share one of my newest books with Cindy entitled, "Sky of Blue; Sea of Green." The image in this book is of a person joyfully swimming with a large school of silver fish. I wanted to communicate awe, peace and the idea of belonging to something larger than yourself. The relief print was carved and hand printed on my press, scanned and then digitally collaged with images of the sea. The poem reads: "We meet without words, in the deep green memories of the sea. Between the waves we rise in currents of silver reflections. We are at peace, a fallen tear returned home, pressed under the bright blue forgiveness of the sky." This nested accordion book has a blue and green cross dyed book cloth cover and a digital print collage slipcase and measures 4" high and approximately 9" wide when opened. I used metallic threads through the accordion folds to suggest the flicker and glint of a moving school of fish. Each book is signed.  --Camille Riner
 Camille's handmade books and notecards are in her shop here

4 comments:

CinderLisa said...

What an interesting piece! It looks beautifully put together.

PrairiePeasant said...

With all the exquisite detail I thought this was a much larger book. I was surprise with the dimensions. Lovely!

Useful Books said...

This arrived today and I am SO taken with it! Thanks, Camille!

Susan Lower said...

Did you write the poem too? It's so inspiring, it takes my breath away.