Douglas Fir Book

Hand-drawn, laser cut, hand stained and sewn book.  Unfolds to 88″ long by 8.5″ wide (nearly 8′) and features Pseudotsuga menziesii, also known as the Douglas fir, the state tree of Oregon and personal favorite. Stained with recycled household paint and sealed for water resistance.

These trees are massive both in size and in biological influence, contributing to the remarkable ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest.  Mark Dion, a guest scholar at ASU this week, installed a friend of the Doug fir in his Seattle Neukom Vivarium: read all about it and watch the ART:21 video here.   The design and subtle stain of this book might also remind you of the islands of the Pacific Northwest, including southeast Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington.