Arbutes Décoratifs

This unique artist book is an altered version of the book by the same name published in 1969 in Prague and Paris. 10.5″ x 17″ x 1″ (open); 10.5″ x 8.5″ x 1″ (closed)

The original book was acquired in an antiquarian bookshop located along the Sâone River in Lyon, France. The illustrations are by Jirina Kaplická.

By tearing down each page and rearranging them, I am calling to mind the experience of viewing a garden in full bloom where rather than experiencing one plant at a time, the viewer experiences the richness of the combination of flora.