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40% OFF! Was $43 - Seattle deteriorates in post-apocalyptic ruin, crumbling in the background. Fallen to the ground and rusting are the icons of perfect beauty, human form, love: The David of Michelangelo and the Venus de Milo of Alexandros of Antioch.

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Tumbling loosely down are renditions of long ago paintings all depicting the grief of loss, longing and heartache. No longer housed and framed. The Book of Rust is one of the blank journals I've made for the Academe Obscure show at the TAC 25 Collective where it was on display for a month.

Within the book, the pages are a rustic, handmade mulberry with copper and brown bookmarks. On the title page is an anatomical Venus de Milo book plate on rust-streaked canvas. The corners have copper covers for durability and protection.

The inside cover however is bedecked with the triumphant hope of Cupid (Eros) and Psyche even amidst ruin. Pristine in perfect white marble on a bed of white rose petals upon an unblemished background of still more white roses.

I've taken most of the pictures that make this book during my travels in Italy and France and brought them together this artistic medium, including those of the two lovers, The David and Venus de Milo.

“...our love turns to rust,
we’re beaten and blown by the wind,
trampled in dust.”
--Where the Streets Have No Name; U2

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SALE Book of Rust HAND BOUND Dystopian Blank Journal


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: book board, various papers, dreams, camera, digital rendering programs, silken flowers, photographs, ribbon, wood, stamping and embossing supplies, canvas
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