I cut into the book making a circle. I wanted to use needles and thread but needed to make the book thinner in order to push through the needles, so, I made a circle. I coated the tips of the needles with encaustic so you wouldn’t get stabbed,
The thread tail on the back side inspired the pieces name, Sad Tail. A play on the word tale.
All books in this series are first steeped in beeswax to permeate the layers and encapsulate in wax. I believe this helps in the preservation. This piece is free standing.