Acrylic, plant seeds, plant fibers, bird feathers, wood, coffee, ink, cardstock, twine
My inspiration for this book derived from the materials I had at hand and my love for making books look old and worn. The brown toned colors and the types of the materials reminded me of the desert landscape in the American West during a time still wild and undiscovered. The size of the book is fit for travel and note taking. This book is a charted memoir of a daring and lucky cowboy, who made the journey to riches and back, and accounted for it first hand in the adventure of a lifetime. Where he went with his fortune is unknown. However, his book was left behind for those brave enough to believe its' contents and try their destiny across the famed "Gold Mountain Trail" over Indian territory. I dedicate this book to my grandparents, Hap and Genie Richardson, who were an amazing cowboy and cowgirl of California.
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Nilsson, Aimee, "Gold Mountain Trail Over Indian Territory" (2016). 2016 UCF Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit. Image 8.