Rhiannon Alpers

Rhiannon Alpers at Seager Gray Gallery showing Specimen Series Cyrestis Strigata a handmade artist book. - Rhiannon  Alpers

Specimen Series: Cyrestis Strigata, 2013

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3 x 4 x 1.5 in

found 1920s Italian/English translation dictionary, handmade paper (overbeaten abaca), silk bookcloth, seed pods, rose hips, found account log scraps and decorated papers.

Specimen Series: These one of a kind artist books straddles the line between book and box, and were inspired by the scientific logs and collections of the 1600s in Europe. The materials were all found and collected by the artist to create a visual narrative in the form of a miniature cabinet of curiosities.