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Oblivion. [book art].

Portland, ME: 2006. Unique Work. In the artist's words: "This book was so quirky and inexplicable in its original form that it almost didn't need to have anything done to it, however I think drilling holes in it did improve it. When it was first done, the drilling caused the pages to be stuck together; as it has been read and handled, it's become more splayed and unwilling to close completely." In a period where a fair bit of "book art" is glib, Cawley's work is subtle and engaging. Where much is to be seen once, enjoyed and forgotten, Cawley's begs "rereading", as with each rereading one is able to trick out another nuance...another wee tale. Cawley is emerging as a fresh and sophisticated voice in American book arts. Item #4459 Materials: discarded library books, waxed linen thread, rug-hooking canvas. Yellow cloth boards, custom slipcase. 8vo.
Price: $750.00     Item #4459
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