Did you know that the Humboldt County airport is also an art gallery? I’ve always enjoyed the work I’ve seen there when I’m leaving, arriving, or picking someone up. Nine of my wooden books were just installed in the three cases outside of the fabulously delectable Ramone’s cafe. I wanted the books to have that “Humboldt” feel so most incorporate wood on the spine or covers: spalted maple, old growth redwood, walnut, lacewood, burl, cherry. I’ve also incorporated a variety of sewn bindings: coptic, packed cord, rope, caterpillar, French link, Japanese stab binding, Bradel binding. There are three cases:
After the installation, my husband, Rollie Lamberson, and art director, Natalie Craig, and I decided to have an impromptu opening reception and enjoyed cappuccinos and cookies from Ramone’s while we sat and looked at the books. In the background were three Alan Sanborn watercolors. It all seemed to work together and celebrate Humboldt’s beautiful environment and art scene.