Sha Towers – Abecedarium Animalium


© 2021
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 7.125 x 5.25 x .25

In stock

About this piece:

Abecedarium Animalium: A Bestiary of What the Animals Taught Me is a one-of-a-kind artist’s book incorporating dictionary definitions and illustrations of animals that sparked personal reflections on memories and experiences associated with each animal. Layered underneath each dictionary fragment is a journal style reflection inspired by that animal, and a distillation of meaning derived from the experience. The work is a flag book structure with layered flags incorporating hand lettering and dictionary clippings.


papers, boards, inks, recycled matter

About the artist(s):

Lives and works in Woodway, Texas, United States

Sha Towers is an artist working in book arts, calligraphic arts, and music. His artist’s books appear in private and university special collections across the United States and his work has been featured in several international juried exhibitions. He is the founder and curator of the book arts collection at the Baylor University Libraries where he also serves as arts librarian and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement.


Sha Towers – Abecedarium Animalium