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Gay Leonhardt
Willow, NY

Book Obsession
7" x 9"


A Fall Walk
7.25" x 9.75"


My recent work is on the theme of Beach Books. In book selling "beach books" is a phrase used for page turners that are easy to take to the beach and read. My Beach Books are about elements of the beach: sand, foam, waves, real and imaginary seas, swash patterns, books at the beach, etc. The images combine drawings and photos to attend in detail to the various themes. Some of my Beach Books have text on the subject of the book (For example, Sand has text about sand.) but the primary focus of each hand made book is visual.

Gay Leonhardt's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
 an international traveling exhibition of contemporary calligraphy
Book Obsession
(2008) Paperback

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