Boots came about as a way to capture the messiness and busyness of my then four-year-old, paired with clean lines, white paper, and contained images. The mock-up had chronicled the actual phrases and words that were uttered as my little boy played and moved about the house, but after much deliberation, I decided to make the words essentially non-intelligible and sculptural in themselves as letters. Which makes this book entirely made of imagery and allows for the imagery to speak for itself.
The dotted lines that cut across the page mimic his movements and energy level.
Copic markers paired with a blender outlined the images that were printed on vellum. The pages are drum leaf bound.
I framed an artifact from the day: a tiny scrap of paper that I found him poking with a loose (but sharp) object he had found. The wonder of childhood is literally pressed between the pages of the book.
Boots was one of only five books chosen from the Artist Books class submissions by a juried panel, and appeared on display at the University of Utah Fine Art Building, for the Spring Student Art Show of 2014.