Singular Vessel

Singular Vessel
2015
Red oak, alum-tawed goatskin, linen thread, Cave paper, brass nails, acrylic edge coloring, Mohawk Superfine printed with manuscript book of hours held and digitized by the British Library
5.25 x 8.25 x 1.5 inches (13 x 21 x 3 centimeters)

The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary refers to her as a vessel of honor, devotion, and spirituality. During the middle ages, when devotion to Mary was high, many illuminated manuscript books of hours were made. “Singular Vessel” is a binding of the mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the book of hours made for Joanna I of Castile between 1486 and 1506, the original having been photographed, posted online, and digitally printed.