Peggy Johnston – Having a Ball With Sherlock Holmes


c. 2020
edition of: 1
dimensions: 7 x 7.5 x 7.5


The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

One must literally unravel the mystery of Holmes’ short story which is attached to a long strip of cotton selvedge. In keeping with the spirit of Sherlock’s times, the ball is encased in a custom built travel case. The ball was finished in 2002, and the new improved travel case was finished recently.


cotton selvedge, paper, leather, davey board, rivets, thread, bookcloth

About the artist:

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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Peggy Johnston – Having a Ball With Sherlock Holmes

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