Eliana Perez, Kurt Allerslev

Buckfast Splendor

Eliana Perez, Kurt Allerslev

Buckfast Splendor

Date

2012

Edition Size

1

Media

Beeswax, Hand-painting

Binding

Coptic

Dimensions

9 × 6 in

Pages

28

$ 4,800.00

Out of Print


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University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Buckfast Splendor is a reconstructed trade book originally entitled, The Splendor of Love. Beekeeper Kurt Allerslev painted the pages of the book with beeswax, reassembled, and rebound the book. Eliana Pérez, also of a beekeeping family, continued to paint the pages with beeswax over the course of one and a half years, adding lush encaustic paintings of insects, flowers, birds, and beekeepers. Housed in a case of wood, copper, and honeycomb and modeled after a Langstroth beehive, the book is a unique meditation on the practice of beekeeping and the lifestyle that it inspires. The text is from a Sylvia Plath poem entitled, “The Beekeeper’s Daughter“.

9×6”; 28 pages
Book: wax, spices, encaustic paint.
Calligraphy and font design: Eliana Pérez
Box design by Josh Klatt and built by Guillermo Alvarado