About this piece:
A single quire book of die-cut vellum paper is housed in a papier mache pod. I originally envisioned an elegant, smooth graceful pod, but papier mache is lumpy. So I added warts and prickly parts. The inside of the pod is painted copper, as are the tips of the prickles. Assorted metallic and frayed cords accent the center of the book.
papier mache, acrylic , fishing line, paper, threads
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.