About this piece:
This work is my interpretive binding of Pamela Train Leutz’s book, The Thread that Binds. It was bound for an exhibition hosted by the Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers.
The zig-zag covers echo the folded pages of the text. The cover is Japanese silk with silken threads worked into the valleys of the structure. The label is Tyvek over Japanese paper. The book is bound closed with elastic thread.
paper, thread, cloth, elastic
About the artist:
Lives and works in Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Peggy Johnston graduated from the University of Wyoming with degrees in art and education. Since then she has continued her studies in painting, printing and the book arts. She has taught locally in the public schools and at the Des Moines Art Center. She has also conducted workshops across the country. Her award winning work is in public and private collections nationally and internationally, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.