Book Art

pine fronds on Asian paper folded into an accordion book

This small accordion book was made out of a trace monotype on Asian paper that was folded and attached to a protective paper cover as part of a free public workshop on trace and frottage monotypes given at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

view of trees in front of foothills with blue, violet and green artist's crayons in tiny handmade sketchbook
Berkshire Hills

This small book was handmade by my book conservator friend, Todd Pattison.  The goldenrod-yellow pages provide lots of inspiration for colorful landscape renderings.

fern trace monotype on Asian paper folded into accordion book

This accordion book incorporates both frottage and trace monotype techniques.  The trace or transfer image also incorporates both positive and negative trace monotype images.  The positive is the large fern frond.  The negative image is the dark area around the large frond. The small light-colored fern images within the dark green area are the remnants left on the plate from a different positive trace monotype.