2008. This is the first of what I think of as my signature artist book. The pages are made of laminate (think Formica) sample tiles. The parrot pictures are cut from bird magazines and books. The page edges are covered in copper tape, The binding on the spine is copper-painted tyvek.
The more I looked at the tile samples, the more they looked like icon backgrounds. I often incorporate birds in my work. When I put parrot pictures on the samples, I saw them as little saints. I continue to make different versions of this book.