Handmade Book about Family
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Family Book about women
Family Book about mothers
Jan 12, 1879 I would like to write a journal that my children could own and be benefited by if I were taken away. If I were to leave them now, what would they ever know about me?
—from Margaret’s journals

The Artist’s Book is a unique, limited edition of 40 handmade books. I layered handwritten letters, diary extracts, faded family photographs, newspaper clippings and my own voice to create a unique historial account spanning five generations. To emphasize the notion of the women’s lives and stories being connected by a time line, the pages fold out into a concertina-style book.

Each artist’s book is presented in a custom-made, cloth-covered portfolio box, imprinted with the book title and artist's name, and tied with a blue ribbon which echoes a line of blue text recurring in the book.

Number of pages: 30
Size of book: 8” x 8”
Size of box: 9.3” high x 9” wide x 1.25” deep

Family Book | Cathryn Griffith
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