By Maryann Riker
Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Maryann Riker, 2013. Two versions.
1.375 x 1.375" closed'; 3.5 x 2.625 x 2.625" open. Materials: book board, paper, ribbon, foil. Slipped in gold mesh bag with ribbon tie. Signed by the artist.
Star Book I: Edition of 12 in shades of blue papers. (Last Copy)
Star Book II: Edition of 15 in shades of reds, oranges and golds. (out of print)
Maryann Riker: "This little miniature star book ... unfolds to reveal images of antique celestial maps with a poem by Emily Dickinson interspersed throughout the pages. This little tome is a tribute to the later work of this poet as she grappled with agoraphobia and wrote and created her small worlds through her words. Each little star book is different in imagery but the words remain the same [within each version]."