Tunnel Book: Looking East

Watercolor, tempera, string, on a wood base with a plexiglass cover, 2019. 14″ x 19″ x 8.5″ deep. (See blog for more detail.)  Read More

Tunnel Books

Tunnel books originated in the 1700’s and were inspired by stage sets. However, its name has a surprising source. In England, this form of book was used extensively to advertise the newly built tunnel that went under the Thames River. The tunnel itself was a joke. It had cost more than 500,000 pounds (a considerable amount) and construction was slow, having been suspended for eight years following the death of six laborers. By the time the tunnel... Read More

Tunnel Book: The Pageantry of the Carousel

  Lithograph, watercolor, acrylic. 9.5″ x 10″ May 2015 Tunnel books, arranged to simulate a three-dimensional illusion, originated in the 1700’s and were inspired by stage sets. However, its name has a surprising source. In England this form of book was used to advertise a newly built tunnel under the Thames River. The tunnel itself became a national joke. It had cost more than 500,000 pounds (a considerable amount in the 1800’s)... Read More

Inside the Tunnel Book

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