Death, as it comes to all things, comes to a saguaro, desert monarch.
Death, as it comes to all things, comes to a saguaro, desert monarch. (2009)
Altered book assemblage by
The inside cover features a green-tinted black-and-white photo of two men leaning on a couple of giant land tortoises. This photo is on a background of blue marbled paper. In the top left corner of the inside frame is an etching illustration from the story “Jack and the Beanstalk”. On the bottom of the inside frames is pasted text acting as a caption, “death, as it comes to all things, comes to a saguaro, desert monarch” from which this assemblage piece gets its title. The frame is covered by a grainy black-and-white photograph of a jaguar in the jungle. Inside the frame a bottom section features a color landscape painting with a castle in the distance. Attached to the sky of the landscape is a dried flower bud and to the left is a plastic doll hand reaching out to catch it. The top section features a tile of a color lithograph of a bird on a branch which is partially hidden behind three collaged dowels. Tucked in to the left and right of this caged bird section are word lists with mirrors on both side panels. The signature and date are written on a narrow strip of a black-and-white photograph of a saguaro cactus which is pasted on the outer left of the frame.
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Book cover used for this piece: The Forest of Mystery by James H. Foster