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Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord


Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA


Spirit Book #55: Sheltering Flight

birch bark, paper, thread, beads, amatyl paper from Mexico, lokta paper, binder’s board

6 x 8 1/2 x 7

© 2013


Handmade book with stitching and beads resting on a cradle of birch bark on a stand of binders board and paper.


Spirit Book #56: Sacramental Strength

cotton bolls, wire, handmade paper from Bhutan, thread, lilac and rose twigs, amatyl paper from Mexico, kozo paper, binders board

5 x 12 1/2 x 4 1/2

© 2013


Handmade book with beads and stitching resting in a cradle of rose and lilac twigs from Massachusetts and cotton bolls from Texas on a stand of binders board and paper.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord has been working as a visual artist since the late 1970s. Ten years of calligraphic work were followed by a deep involvement in book arts where she is best known for her Spirit Books and her advocacy of the educational and personal value of simple bookmaking with recycled materials. She divides her studio time between hands-on work with natural materials and the digital screen and writes, blogs, and lectures about the artist’s life and the history of the book.