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Winter Palace
Winter Palace
2006

Meant to function as a sort of stage set or curiosity cabinet, Winter Palace contains two removable books inside, each with 2” square pages.

I made this book as an entry for the Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Exhibition. It was not long after I first joined the guild, and I was aiming at a high level of craftsmanship while using unexpected materials: old piano hinges, tongue-and-groove fir, glass and etched mirrors, bits of shell and a broken halogen bulb. When it was accepted into the show, suddenly my work was traveling the country for the first time, in really stellar company.