Pen in Hand, 1996

Pen: 5 x 1⁄2 inches (closed), 20 pages
Edition of 125
$600
Artist’s book. Sheaffer black pen casing laser-cut laterally and reattached with chrome hinge designed by Daniel E. Kelm. Displayed with instruction sheet on two-ply bristle vellum paper. Packaged in men’s cotton shirt pocket with vinyl pocket protector. Each page contains a witty quote from a writer on writing. “He is a writer for the ages — the ages of four to eight” (Dorothy Parker).

Collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Shown in “Books as Art” anniversary exhibition, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1997.