The Fisherman & His Wife
The Fisherman & His Wife

cover of hand-made book comparing the traditional fable to personal credit card debt

The Fisherman & His Wife
The Fisherman & His Wife

side view hand-made book comparing the traditional fable to personal credit card debt

The Fisherman & His Wife
The Fisherman & His Wife

3/4 view of hand-made book comparing the traditional fable to personal credit card debt

interior spread from hand-made book comparing the traditional fable to personal credit card debt

The Fisherman & His Wife
The Fisherman & His Wife

interior spread from hand-made book comparing the traditional fable to personal credit card debt

The Fisherman & His Wife
The Fisherman & His Wife

interior spread from hand-made book comparing the traditional fable to personal credit card debt

The Fisherman & His Wife
The Fisherman & His Wife

hidden pull-out page from hand-made book comparing the traditional fable to personal credit card debt

PERSONAL WORK

These are a few images from a piece I made where I took a fable and created a parallel to a modern societal issue. In this case, I used "The Fisherman & His Wife" and compared it to the way credit card debt can erode and eventually devastate your life.

It is hand-made, printed on watercolor paper, with a traditional stitched binding. The left side is the original tale and the right side is the modern day story. All the typography is  on vellum in the middle of each spread.

 

Each spread also has a hidden panel which pulls out from the right side. Throughout the piece, that "hidden" panel is revealed through the increased distressing of the page.