- Unique artist's book by Howard Spillman.
- Item content: English
- Title, imprint and date from author.
Information from artist: "The book functions to highlight the loss of childhood superstition practices; the loss of practicing safety to ourselves, and those around us on a fantastical level. In stopping these protections, we stop seeing the imagined danger, but the loss is gradual, and often the last instance of the practice is unremembered in complete solidarity. The poem's text is to be read right to left, corresponding with the matching imagery on the flip side."
Bound by artist. Thick card pages, most with a hand-painted image on one side and text on the other, sewn together accordion style, attached at ends to hard board covers covered with padded white "washcloth" style material embroidered on front with title and a picture of the tooth fairy, and with an patch-style pocket on the back of yellow "washcloth" style material. Inside the pocket is a baby tooth provided by a friend of the artist.
Exhibited: 2019-2020 Artists' Book Competition Exhibition, Special Collections Division, University of North Texas Libraries, 2020.
Awarded "Winner", 2019 Artists' Book Competition, Special Collections Division, University of North Texas Libraries.
Purchased by the Friends of the University of North Texas Libraries, and gifted to Special Collections.
- 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 70 x 77 mm
- N7433.4.S678 M98 2019