Stone Heart. [book art].
Portland, ME: 1999. Unique Work. In the artist's words: "I found the heart-shaped stone and kept it around my studio for several years. After I took a book-in-a-box workshop, I realized I had a solution for how to use the stone in a book. I had a lot of fun poring through old dictionaries for images and text, and this is one of the first books in which I used found images and altered text exclusively." 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 #4462 Materials: stone, various papers, acrylic, collage, photocopy transfer, waxed linen thread, bone clasp. Cream paper box. 16mo.