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Entry for the 9th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, March 02, 2023, Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Andre Lee Bassuet.


artists' books; Baker & Whitehill


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation




Faculty / Course

Daniel Heyman, ISP in natural materials

Materials + Techniques

Mulberry, Milkweed, Flax, Cotton

Student Narrative

This book was grown with love, variable edition of four books made entirely from plants in my garden. Featuring mulberry, milkweed, flax, and cotton, as well as poems I wrote as an ode to each one. The thread used to bind the books was hand spun out of cotton, and the ink used for the prints was tinted with pigment I created from each respective plant. This is the accumulation of months of experimenting with the process of making different plants into paper. Truly a labor of love, it was so gratifying to nurture these plants from seed over the summer, and get to know them in such an intimate way by paying attention to how each plant reacts to the seasons and processes of papermaking.

Grown With Love



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