From the Permanent Collection: Spring Wildflower ABC

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“Spring Wildflower ABC”, Peter and Donna Thomas, 2006 | SC 702.81 | 2009.37

Now that the weather is warm and the flowers are blooming, I want to share a spring-themed artists’ book with you.

Spring Wildflower ABC, detail

“Spring Wildflower ABC”, detail

Spring Wildflower ABC (2006) is a miniature book by Peter and Donna Thomas, a husband and wife team from Santa Cruz, CA. Technically, miniature books should not measure more than 3” high or wide. This book stretches that a bit since it folds out much longer than that, but we’ll count it as a miniature anyway. Donna did the original watercolor paintings (reproduced digitally in the book) and Peter made the paper.

All of the artists’ books in the Sabatini Art Gallery’s collection are listed in the online catalog and are available to view by appointment. Just let me know what you’d like to see and we’ll set up a time.
Brea Black |

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Brea Black is the Art Librarian and Book Arts Curator in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Her favorite thing is to share the wonderful world of artists' books with the community. She also leads the Arts & Crafts team and teaches workshops on bookmaking, altered books, and a variety of crafty topics.