5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" original mixed media on wood
I love books. Books of all kind. There are many books written about love-all kinds of love. I love using book pages in my artwork. The different type set and the faded pages of old books. The contrast of the dark and light. I've loved books for as long as I can remember. One of my favourites from childhood was "Pippi Longstocking".
“All the children sat looking at Pippi, who lay flat on the floor, drawing to her heart’s content. ‘But, Pippi,’ said the teacher impatiently, ‘why in the world aren’t you drawing on your paper?’ ‘I filled that long ago. There isn’t room enough for my whole horse on that little snip of paper."
"book love" is a combination of pages from an italian child's book and a dictionary. Remember dictionaries? Then the memory of crayons and their texture and feel. Memories of childhood immersed in stories that transported me to far away lands. Love found in books.