Golden Lotus

Artists' Books

This miniature accordion book juxtaposes the ancient Chinese practice of footbinding with the Japanese art of pruning of a bonsai tree. The sewn shut book sits on a wooden bonsai stand. The reader must cut the stitches to unwrap the binding and reveal the narrative.

1977, 2 x 2.5″ Edition of 100. Offset printed on card stock and mounted on a binding cloth, sewn shut and placed on a wooden bonsai stand.