Gay Walker – Secret Places: On the Farm

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book

Technique and materials used:

I printed the images and text on card stock and bound the book using the drum leaf style in a dos-a-dos binding. I painted and drew upon the Arches cover and cut the top into the tall grasses of the farm.

About the work:

Old slides taken by my grandfather and father are at the heart of this piece. I had been working on a text of memories from my childhood growing up on a potato farm in Troutdale, Oregon, and happily many of the images perfectly illustrated those memories.  The first few pages of text had been written in 1990, which I rediscovered during the pandemic and finished this year.