Leslie Marsh

Grace - Leslie  Marsh

Grace, 2014

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1.25 x .875 x .7.5 in

Forged wearable 28-in chain metal book with eco-dyed pages. This small Coptic-bound book hangs on 28 inches of leather lace and base metal chain. A vintage bee stamping rests in pooled silver-bearing, lead-free solder above the book's title (under resin) on the cover. It opens to reveal seven signatures of *eco-dyed and cream pages. The chain has been embellished with turquoise, brass, and faceted crystal teardrop accents. The book can be securely closed with a deer skin lace. *The eco-dyed pages were made by extracting the leaves' pigment through boiling and coaxing. This wearable book comes in an ecodyed, hand-stitched wool felt bag.