PEALE and REVEAL, 2020

PEALE and REVEAL, 2020


14.5 x 17.5 x 6.25 inches. Altered book in silvered walnut frame. Unique. Mixed media consisting of book, hand-pulled etching printed in black ink, string, wood, tiny hardware, pulley, screws. The rock face is poured,  carved and painted plaster. The flexible magnifying lens page is meant to waver but not be manipulated. Vintage postage stamp shows Charles Wilson Peale exhibiting the wonders of his museum and part of a commemorative fountain pen stamp has been added.

This is one from a series of 10 altered book sculptures begun in 2017 and ongoing- all are homages to writers, story-tellers, collection hoarders and natural scientists.

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Weight3 lbs
Dimensions14.5 × 17.5 × 6.25 in
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