BUTTERFLY JOURNAL BOOK - ENCAUSTIC BEESWAX COVERS AND HANDMADE BINDING
Erin is an artist working with encaustic beeswax, and also a bookbinder. Her encaustic book sculptures and journals are designed to honor books as an art form; they are a visual conversation between wax, paper, and thread.
She especially enjoys dreaming up new structural forms and innovative stitches. Her intention when creating book sculptures is to personify concepts through the interaction of pages and covers. Individual books are sewn together with Coptic binding in unique combinations of Dos-a-Dos or Gatefold structures.
These complex, challenging bindings expand my personal boundaries, and there is a push and pull between the creative chaos of artistic design and the calm meditation of binding the books. She becomes centered, refreshed, as she goes through the motions of tearing page after page and sewing book after book.
The Butterfly preserves found wings and is bound with her own Butterfly Stitch. The Blue Ridge Book features a mountain panorama and is bound with her own Weave Stitch.
5" x 3"