Collaborative book art

Part of an ongoing Synthesis Series, these were created for Magick 4 Terri, an auction to benefit artist, author and editor Terri Windling. Eventually I’d like to catalogue all of my book art here, so we’ll start with these.

The Grand Finale of Mr. Fox

Original book art with poem “The Grand Finale of Mr. Fox” by C.S.E. Cooney, author of Jack o’ the Hills (soon to be released as an audiobook).

The Tall House of Mr. Fox

Original book art with poem “The Tall House of Mr. Fox” by Caitlyn Paxson, who I hope will write something for me in the future.

In each of these pieces I’ve used the rib bone of a fox as the ‘spine’ of the book, backed the piece with lokta paper, and used natural elements that compliment the poems themselves. The pages have been coffee-stained, gently sealed and tied to the spines withe faux sinew, the frames stained mahogany and decorated with ivy leaves.

There are two more of these in progress. A theme of foxes, a sub-series of the series, perhaps. Hopefully all of them will go to good homes.