Altered Books

I purchased the book “Manuel de Morale” at a Vide Grenier (flea market) in France. The idea of changing the “morales” excited me. Every summer since 2005 I've added drawings over the existing book pages, sometime work with the found layout or utilize the images in the context of my drawings. Eventually the old book needed reinforcement, so I used old lace to help hold it together. It continues to be a work in progress, the images below represent the book as of 2008.