The Book of Light

Basswood, gold leaf
3” x 3.25” x 4.5”
This artwork is intended to be handled by viewers.

The irregularly shaped block of basswood contained a defect. When placed under the pressure of a drill press, it split into three large pieces. The inner facing surfaces of these wood fragments were gilded with over five layers of gold leaf. The three pieces were then reassembled into The Book of Light.