This artist's book lists the names of some of the organisms that are part of the ecosystem of the common oak tree, Quercus robur. The names are written in oak gall ink. Each page traces one of 175 oak leaves, embossed through the year.
A recognition award winner of the European artist book competition, "Artists' Books on Tour", that visited Vienna, Ljubljana and Prague.
oak leaves embossed on Somerset Paper bound with oaken ring
4" x 19"
A circular artist's book; each page embossed with a different oak leaf, and inscribed with the name of a member of the oak tree's ecosystem - this is a wholly original book. The leaves were embossed throughout the course of a year so the seasonal variation in the staining by the changing leaves contributes a quality of time passing as the pages are leaved through.