Kristi Galbraith – Montana Dreamin’

Artist Statement

I wanted a place to showcase my favorite Montana photos – as well as experiment with a variety of paper weavings, and have a place to write out my feelings for the place that always seems dreamy to me. Layering in all the weavings and antique papers added the texture I was going for. Montana Dreamin’ won 2nd place in the FOBA Challenge Book, Dreams, completion in 2023.

Materials & Technique

Old barn wood covers with Dremel lettering, long stitch binding over leather straps, silver buckle closure. Photo Art, Marbled paper, paper weaving, triaxial weaving, woven threads, and beads and western charms added to the edges of select pages. All written entries made with dip pens, using four different colors of ink to represent: Quotes from Ivan Doig’s “This House of Sky”; Photo locations/captions; Quotes from other books and historical info; and my own thoughts about Montana, my dreams, and my memories. Antique maps and sheet music from Montana are also included throughout.