Christine Martell – Book Tomb 2 –

© 2015
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 6 x 4 x 4

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About this piece:

While traveling in Italy with a colleague I was drawn to a beautiful marble child’s coffin in Ravenna. The form of the small carefully carved square tomb stood on tiny legs elevating it. I drew some quick sketches in my journal and thought about preserving what is loved in boxes or tombs for safe keeping. Being in love with woodworking, repurposing books and encaustic I thought it would be appropriate to “entomb” special books.
This second tomb may be opened to reveal a well worn children’s book that has been cut up and bound with string and “preserved” with encaustic.


Birch plywood, book, found wooden objects, string and encaustic

Artist bio:

Christine is an artist living and working in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has a BFA in Sculpture and and MFA in Painting from Colorado State University where she is an adjunct professor of art. She has been creating small works of sculpture using repurposed books, wood, found objects and encaustic for several years.

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Christine Martell – Book Tomb 2 –

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