This book was begun during a summer when my studio was over run with those plain brown moths we always called Miller moths. One morning found a moth floating on the top of an open glue pot; that beautiful moth reminded me that even the peskiest of critters have their engaging moments. Inspired, I began to draw, then did a bit of research, then figured out ways to present moth snippets and specimens in book form. I wrote the text, recruited friends to gather specimens and designed the book and box. One of my favorite features is the detachable lid with magnifying lens built in, so one can roam around and examine other pesky critters more closely.
Book is constructed with rigid pages bound with a cloth strap across the spine; wood covers
Box has removable lid
Book pages are constructed of wood, book board, laser cut and etched paste papers laminated to museum board, laserprint text, moths encased in epoxy casting resin, mica, wrapped with hand painted buhgra papers. Covers laser etched wenge wood with surface applied wax and pigment. End pages laser etched double sided unryu papers. Spine lining bugra with surface applied wax and pigment. Straps are paper backed cloth held in place with place with brass nails.