Marie Canaves,  Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)

Slivers of Red, Yellow, & Blue,  is a unique, accordion-style book of cyanotypes and watercolor on paper. It is tied with a paper rope  from which a small pendant hangs. 

 

The genesis of this little piece began a few years ago as I was preparing to leave Cape Cod.  The Cape had been my home for some 30 years, and I wanted to make a series of cyanotypes of plants from our garden, as a way to preserve them in my memory.

 

This is the only book I made from that series , and it's the only piece to which I added touches of watercolor which  imbued the imagery with a surprisingly light and playful quality - one which is not common in my work.

 

 

Marie Canaves,  Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Marie Canaves, Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Marie Canaves,  Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Marie Canaves,  Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Marie Canaves,  Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)
Slivers of Red, Yellow, and Blue, 2019, unique artist book, cyanotype and watercolor on paper, 9.5cm high, 4.5cm wide (closed), 1.98m wide (open)