Joan Tarbell Plato


This handmade book entitled "Uncaged" contains a poem which inspired the sculpture.

A Day in DC

This handmade book was inspired by a day visiting Washington, DC museums.  The three inspiring  museums were The Hirshhorn Museum (Van Heyl's "Snake Eyes" & Lozano-Hemmer "Pulse"),  The National Museum of the American Indian (Canoe exhibit & Chesapeake Bay 1610 map) and the National Museum of Women in the Arts 4th Annual Book Arts Lecture.  It was an amazing day!

The Remains

This handmade book has hardwood covers and is accordian style with handmade papers to include papyrus with pockets and keys with collaged stones.  Its essence is to speak of life after living.

Dead Sea Scrolls

This handmade book documents the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls and its biblical essence. The covers are made of cork and pages have handmade papers. The binding contains antique type beads.