Johnston, Peggy – Spirula – SOLD

© 2012
edition of 1
dimensions in inches:5.75 x 15.0 x 5.5


about this piece

I decided to see if I could use up most of my assorted black papers in this piano hinge book. It is very flexible and can be displayed in many ways, depending on the space. The accents on each of the 70 sections are copper cotter pins. The closure uses the cotter pins and a brass tube.

I enjoy joining many sections together in various ways to see what will happen. In this case, seventy sections of assorted black papers are joined in a piano hinge spine that is flexible and can take on various shapes.


paper, plastic, thread, metal, book cloth

About the artist:

Lives 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.

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Johnston, Peggy – Spirula – SOLD