Thirty six acrylic pages laminated with vellum paper, laser printed text, bound with copper wire. Poem by the artist. 6 x 1.5 x 24 inches, unique. $1200
Plexi-Glass, Vellum, inkjet printed, 15 x 3.5 x .5 inches, fully open. A small red irregular shaped book, which sits as a stack of odd sized pages bound together in an uneven fashion, opens slowly, crankily and pulls up to reveal a poem printed on luminescent blockish pages. $900
Ten page circular sculptural book made of acrylic discs covered in vellum paper.
Poem, “The Kids,” ink jet printed on surface, bound with linen cord, edition of 8, 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.75 inches. $500
Eight page rectangular sculptural book made of plexi-glass covered with vellum paper. Poem, “Incision,” ink jet printed on surface, bound with wire, edition of 6, 6 x 1.37 x 1.25 inches closed. $700
These books pertain to a series of book objects containing my own poems. I am playing with a combination of visual and verbal poetry. The material, acrylic, allows for an inherent light to emit from the pages which fascinates me as a metaphor for interior illumination. The books are designed to be backlit, displayed near a window for example, almost like a flowering plant that attracts with its color and light. When held in the hand, a more intimate sensation occurs upon reading the text, one that is at times pleasant and at others sad.
Pamela Moore is an American book artist who has lived in Spain for most of her professional life. She began a career in book arts in San Francisco in the mid eighties after receiving a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona. In the early 90’s she studied the arts of fine binding in Barcelona which led her to an apprentice with the master Czech binder Jan Sobota. Her one of-a-kind-books became sculptural explorations combining copper and brass with leather with traditional