Pamela Wood, “From Seed to Sown”
Cover shot, outside cover
Open shot, inside
Artist: Pamela Wood (Tempe, AZ)
Title: From Seed to Sown (2013)
Medium/technique(s): Full leather cover with leather and sunflower paper inlays. Inside hand-lettered background map paper. Table prop pop-up is original Prismacolor pencil sunflower drawing on handmade sunflower paper.
Edition size: 1
Dimensions, open: 10 1/2″ x 8 3/4″
Dimensions, closed: 10 1/2 x 4 1/4″
Using leather inlays, the cover depicts the process of sowing a sunflower seed with the help of soil, sun, and water. Inside is the result, a full sunflower bloom. The mere opening of the book enlists the element of surprise, a pop-up gives the surprise an extra visual punch.