Rhiannon Alpers

Rhiannon Alpers at Seager Gray Gallery showing Specimen Series_callithea leprieuri a handmade artist book. - Rhiannon  Alpers

Specimen Series: Papilio Claucus Maynardi, 2014

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4.25 x 6 x 2.5 in

Hand crafted wooden padauk frame, butterfly specimen (Nymphalidae cacaus maynardi), handmade paper (cotton, kozo, grasses), leaf sample, seed, lokta & moriki handmade paper, material samples in glass tube (lichen), silk handmade bookcloth, linen buckram bookcloth, found antique clippings, Italian dictionary and almanac pieces, cork paper

Specimen Series: These one of a kind artist books straddle 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.

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