Book of the Sea Handstitched Clamshell Book Sculpture by odelae (Erica Ekrem). a functional and sculptural hand bound book. From a butter clam shell (Saxidomus giganteus) discovered on the beach off the coast of Orcas Island, WA.
Book art is a really bittersweet medium for me. I hate to see a book destroyed, on the other hand, the product of that destruction can be spectacular. ALSO - I miss the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Coffee Gallery @ Open Book.