Leslie Marsh

Real - Leslie  Marsh

Real, 2014

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1.25 x .875 x .7.5 in

Forged wearable 30-in chain metal book with eco-dyed pages Inspired by Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit, this small Coptic-bound book hangs on 30 inches of leather lace and vintage metal chain. A tiny round copper frame holds the image of a rabbit. The word "real" rests below the smallest book chain ever in pooled silver-bearing, lead-free solder on the cover. Both images are protected by a thin layer of resin. The book opens to reveal seven signatures of *eco-dyed and cream pages. The chain has been embellished with larimar, bronze and white jade beads. 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. It comes in an ecodyed, hand-stitched wool felt bag.