Cindy Luxhoj – Window to a Gift

Artist Statement

My fascination with excavation as a book art form lead me to take a private lesson from James Allen, a master of the craft. After adapting the technique to my own style, I chose to excavate this first edition of A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, one of my favorite authors. Window to a Gift took patience, creative thought, and countless X-acto blades to complete, but it was worth the effort. I am proud of this work and eager to share it with fellow book artists at FOBA 2024.

Materials & Technique

This work is an excavation of a first edition hardcover printing of A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. There are windows in both the front and back covers to view the excavated interior. The book is in a slipcase on which are collaged some of the excavated contents of the book.