Karen Hanmer

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Title: Where Stucco Meets Chaparral  

Where Stucco Meets Chaparral  

Where Stucco Meets Chaparral


Where Stucco Meets Chaparral | bound by artist in 2016 | $3000
by Rebecca Chamlee, Simi Valley, CA: Pie In The Sky Press, 2015

Bradel binding: goatskin spine, boards covered in Khadi handmade paper with Cave paper onlays and pigment inkjet printed illustrations. Three-color hand-sewn silk endbands, head decorated with sponged acrylic, acrylic pochoir on spine, hand-titling in gold foil. Roma endpapers. Clip art for scissors and leaf shapes courtesy FCIT.

9.25 x 6.25 x 1” / 23.5 x 16 x 3 cm

Design of Quercus lobata (valley oak) leaves and vintage botanical instruments references the author/illustrator’s statement for this book documenting the native flora surrounding her home in an arid inland valley in Southern California, “Like the self-taught naturalists of the Victorian era, my recent work examines the intersection of my artistic and scientific interests by collecting and cataloging the natural world.”