A work unfolding in time, making haste slowly, advocating an approach to creating that allows room for revelation in the act of making and a natural evolution of the object as it finds it’s way into being. The artist must sometimes step back.
A miniature book inspired by the words of Shaker founder, Mother Ann Lee (1736-1784)
The text reads:
DO ALL YOUR WORK AS IF YOU HAD A THOUSAND YEARS TO LIVE AND AS YOU WOULD IF YOU KNEW YOU MUST DIE TOMORROW! (MOTHER ANN LEE).
WHY DO WE DO THIS WHEN DEATH IS A CERTAINTY?
DO NOT HURRY, DO NOT REST.
Concertina structure measuring 2 1/2 x 3 inches one word per page, unfolding to 11 feet in length, printed using antique wood type.
Covers of quilted maple with the word, WORK carved into the front cover and the word,TIME on the back. Covers by Beau Leopard .
Box of daylily paper lined with hand marbled paper.
Created in 2018 by Sue Huggins Leopard in an edition of 10, at Leopard Studio Editions, Rochester, NY.