“Bower,” 2009, 9in. x 10in. x 2.5in., mahogany, nails, tintype, mica, Ethiopian and Coptic bindings, scrolls, accordions
You will not find any of Daniel Essig’s books on the shelves of a library. These wordless works of art are sewn, woven and carved into magnificent artists’ books and sculptures. Formerly a photographer, Essig is inspired by found objects that he comes across every day. A self-described hoarder, he will incorporate these items—fossils, shells, coins and old nails—into his artwork. Essig was featured in the December 2007 issue of AmericanStyle.
Hand Prompts the Mind — Bookworks, Asheville, N.C., April 1-May 28, 2010
Curiosities — Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, N.C., April 1-June 26, 2010
2010 Instructor Exhibition — Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tenn., May 7-Oct. 8, 2010
HandMade: The Western North Carolina Craft, Architecture & Design Expo — North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, N.C., June 25-26, 2010
American Craft Exposition — Evanston, Ill., Aug. 26-29, 2010
The Book as Sculpture — Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, Wis., Aug. 13-Sept. 25, 2010
Donna Seager Gallery
851 4th St.
San Rafael, Calif.