Ann Laser and Patricia Pierce Featured in "Alchemy of Decay" Exhibition
This unique piece was inspired from artist Patricia Pearce’s time in India where she was taken by the beautiful bells. Pearce has continued using them in other pieces. The book was suspended in a dye bath for many days to develop the color and form. The book was then wrapped in a cyanotype that had been bleached and toned. She used old lace to develop my image. The material used to wrap the book was dyed red to add richness. The bells were added for their wonderful tone. The book was designed as a sculpture not to be opened, adding mystery to the piece.
Signature: on back
American, based in Santa Fe, NM, United States