Portland, ME: 2017/2020. Unique. Hardcover. "When asked, why I do what I do it is really because I love it. There is nothing quite like holding a physical book, especially when the person who made it has spent so much time lovingly putting it together. Craft is important to show where I have come from (past binders), and the design is important because that's where I'm headed (myself as an artist).
I design books in a peculiar and unexpected way that makes it enticing to hold/open. I think of my books as art that you can use." [Gabby Cooksey, on her work]. Fine in Fine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Bound in pale/tan goat skin, leather hinges and flyleaf/pastedown paper by Velma Bolyard, the wing is blue chicken feet skin, gold metal and abalone shell attached with the gold metal, in a case binding sewn in the style of montage sur onglets with hand sewn silk end-bands; custom clamshell box with ribbon pull; wing cover on box is chicken feet and gold metal. 64mo. np. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #9611