This is #2 of a series of three books which were a meditation on the Buddhist chant OM MANI PADME HUM
Again I started with a sheet of heavy-weight, white St Armand paper
and proceeded to write in gesso, sumi, walnut ink and white gouache with sixty different tools .
Then I cut the sheet into sixty pieces. They are bound together with a coptic binding as described by Keith Smith in his book Smith's Sewing Single Sheets. Since I still wanted it to have no beginning or end I used twelve pieces of thread to bind them together. All of the threads start and end on different pages. Since these pages are so thick they create a wonderful clicking sound when they turn.
And I discovered that a book with no beginning or end needs a box to protect it in lieu of covers!
Size: H 3.5" W 8" D 2.375"