Going back to one of the earliest book formats, the Space Paste Press and Spring Leaf Press collaboration for September was a scroll that had a science theme. I chose to depict the reproduction cycle of ferns, a plant that unrolls when it grows.
The closure for the scroll is a wooden button and hemp cord. The scroll is backed with burlap and the imagery is put together with paste and paint. The illustrations were printed on tissue with an inkjet printer and layered with paste. The fern, layered behind the small images, is cut out of a thin green paper. The roots are made from embroidery floss partially unraveled.
Space Paste Press September scroll project.
Past Spring Leaf Press Intellectual Collaboration Projects
August: Tunnel Book
July: Paste Cloth
April: National Poetry Month
March: Stuff in a Box
January: Jacob’s Ladder