By Pamela S. Wood
Tempe, Arizona: Artboard Ink, Ltd / Rarehare Creations, 2007. Edition of 3.
2.125 x 2.375"closed, extends to 12". Miniature accordion book with 6 panels. Original color illustrations copied and tipped in. Cover and inside papers handmade by artist, tinted over beaten flax. Debossed footprints on front and back covers. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Pam Wood: "When I moved into our house in 2001 I had the flooring changed to Saltillo* throughout. The tile setters shared some myths about the pawprints in the tile. I loved the thought and made this book as a memory."
*Saltillo Tile is handcrafted from durable clay that only exists in the Mexican city of Saltillo, Coahuila. Supposedly no two tiles are identical. Handmade characteristics include marks such as an occasional dog print, chips, bumps, color variations.