It's been over two years since I bought this artist book on Ebay. It came without a slip case, which was disappointing since originally, it did have one. We decided way back then to make one for it. We thought it might be hard to find book cloth in the same color as the book, but at Relma in Paris, we were able to find just the right fabric. That is as far as we got at the time, and this has been a project on the back burner ever since. Rick finally completed the slip case this week, doing an excellent job. I'm thrilled.
I was introduced to the artist, Warja Lavater by my friend Gail Rieke. There was a series ofsilk screened books illustrating fairy tales using only geometrical figures created in the 1960-70s. They are not easy to find as there were a very limited number created. They are rare and dear, so I was thrilled to find one not too outlandishly expensive on Ebay.fr. Gail owns Little Red Riding Hood, which she shared at a Maison Conti workshop once. It was because her copy had a nice little slip case, just like the one Rick has made, that I knew our copy was incomplete.
In the illustration below, you can see the queen, the large yellow circle with the inner black circle, (her wicked heart). She looks into the yellow rectangle on the wall and sees her own reflection, as she has managed to poison Snow White with the apple. You see Snow While on the right, the red circle and inside is the poison apple which the queen has presented to her on the previous page. The little red parallelograms are the seven dwarfs, clustered around her. The little green circles are the forest which lay between the castle and the house where Snow White is living. Wonderful indeed!