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The Serpent’s Ear
One of a kind artist book
7.5″ x 13.25″ x 1.5 ”
Cloth covered single tray box with covered diorama.
A complete snake skin mounted on right with poem on left
A Serpents Ear was made in responce to a call for entries by the Philadelphia Athenaeum for the exhibit “The Decorated Book: Contiuing a Tradition” The piece was chosen and exhibited at the Athenaeum , 219 S 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA from December 2, 2011 through March 15th 2012 In The Serpents Ear I have used a real snake skin found in my garden, which is seemingly without tear and complete including the opened mouth and head. The completeness of this arifact inspired me to consider it for an art work. I wrote a poem to give voice to the creature enclosed. $300.00
The Serpents Ear
I can hear the snap of a seed opening
I can hear the clack of a beak against an un-opened shell
I can hear the earth crack before spreading roots
I can hear the hiss of wind before bending limbs
I can hear rain falling from an empty sky
Latest NewsNew Project and Exhibit!
Bartram’s Boxes Remix project of the Center for Art in Wood and Bartram Gardens
A collaborative with poet Beth Feldman Brant in which I constructed 3 boxes that contain artifacts from trees, handmade books with Brandt’s poems and scrolls. The images and poems explore three themes of Journeys, Helpmeets, and Storms.
Exhibit opens: May 2 and continues to July 19th
Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19106