Jamila Rufara – The Silent Story of Leaves

edition of 1
dimensions 6 x 4 x 2

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The Silent Story of Leaves is a collection of eco-prints made from foliage collected in the San Francisco Bay Area. The prints were made on mixed media paper and mounted on mulberry paper. Each folio contains the mirror images of prints from the front and back sides of leaves. There are some fold-outs. The 20 folios are stitched together using double-needle coptic stitch with waxed linen thread. The book is further embellished with paper clips and tree bark.

Mulberry and mixed media papers, tree bark, waxed linen thread

A native New Yorker with roots in Jamaica. She can quote from every episode of Seinfeld. Her heroes are Rosa Parks and Lisbeth Salander. Juxtaposition that provokes a smile, or even better a laugh, is her favorite. Jamila Rufaro currently lives and works in Palo Alto, CA and is a member of Bay Area Book Artists. You can see more of her work on her website: www.jamilarufaro.com, her Facebook page for book arts: www.facebook.com/J.BookArts, www.BayAreaBookArtists.org and Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/byJRu.

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Jamila Rufara – The Silent Story of Leaves

by Alicia Bailey time to read: 1 min