I love books.
I love books in a couple of different ways. The stories inside are a thrill, that’s for sure. Especially in a good work of fiction, something that really paints a mental picture, drives the imagination. But to me, a book is more than just the words on the pages. It’s the crisp lithography, the woodblock illustrations, the texture of fine papers that make up the signature, hard cover, leather bound, relief carved, gilded edges… and the smell!
Nothing does it for me like a finely crafted book with a fantastical work of fiction inside! And so, I present to you my own “Works of Fiction”:
The sketch that would lead to the conception of this pipe began as a large circle attached to a smaller circle, which immediately evoked an image of the “penny farthing” bicycle in my mind.
Nothing does it for me like a finely crafted book with a fantastical work of fiction inside!