Artist Book Collaboration – Nature


January 17, 2018 by petrujviljoen

Cheryl Penn interior detail

Cheryl Penn interior
Cheryl Penn
Cheryl’s handpainted accordian book with additional poetry in her own unique style.

Jac Balmer Cover

Jac Balmer interior
Jac Balmer
Jac’s collagraph is based on a poem written by Ryan Williams after the events in Manchester, May 2017

Martine Rastello coverMartine Rastello interior detail

Martine’s theme is taken from her own garden, images printed from actual foliage.

Petru Viljoen coverPetru Viljoen interior detail

Petru Viljoen interior

Petru Viljoen

Similar to Martine, I used garden foliage, inked it up and printed directly, with additional frottage and glued pressed blooms and leaves over it and added several nature-based haiku.

Ptrzia coverptrzia interior detail

ptrzia interior

Using beetroot juice, collage and poetry Ptrzia’s book is an edition of 12 done in her usual high standard.

Stehanie Turnbull cover

Using pulp printing the image is embedded into the paper and not images added to a sheet.

Svenja Wahl coverSvenja Wah; interior detail

Svenja’s herbarium reminds somewhat of the Voynich Manuscript even if hers isn’t as obscure!

I’m afraid to tell Kathleen Nartuhi’s book got lost – it’s too painful a tale to tell. (It wasn’t the post office’s fault this time!)

All the collaborations, hosted by Cheryl Penn can also be viewed on An Encyclopedia of Everything where other books, not part of collaborations, are also posted.

This was my last collaboration with this group I’m sad to say. Postage costs, the time and art materials it took got to be overwhelming.

Other book-art sites: – Robert Bolick


19 thoughts on “Artist Book Collaboration – Nature

  1. AnnIsikArts says:

    Thank you for all of this, but particularly, the Voynich Manuscript! πŸ™‚

  2. bethanyk says:

    What a beautiful collection.

  3. memadtwo says:

    These are amazing and inspiring! Thanks for sharing. (K)

  4. What a wonderful idea, and the results are beautiful! Congratulations πŸ™‚

  5. I’m in awe of this work.

  6. these are wonderful! Such care and attention to detail!

  7. Thank you Petru. There are some lovely ones. Liked your pink flowers amongst the black. Very nice. Loved the leaves too.

  8. Thank-you for this. It is very beautiful..something about a hand crafted book …makes it like a little jewel.

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