books – handmade: images from section 5 of the book to j (excerpts)

above: (top 2) nachie, (middle 2) shane, (bottom 2) nathan, all 2009

section 5 was e.e. cummings. My favorite cummings poem describes the moon undressing a man. I painted the text on the skin of three of my favorite men then printed 25 of the images on to old composition paper and hand sewed them together in one long strand. This series became one of the elements of the section 5 pages. The result, folded up, can be seen in one of the images of a previous post, here.