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Donald Glaister
Vashon Island, Washington

A Few Questions

A Few Questions is an informal exploration of the nature of matter, existence, and time in a prose piece of ninety-nine words. The book is a progression of polyester encapsulations, similar to those used in document conservation, which are bound with paper hinges. The sanded film encapsulations envelop paintings, drawings, and type on paper and transparent film, layered to produce an effect of depth and space within each page. The binding is made with cover boards made with encapsulations similarly constructed. A Few Questions is produced in an edition of ten, plus two artist's proofs. This is copy AP2. 8 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches, 20.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 centimeters. Created 2009.

Donald Glaister makes bindings and artists’ books on Vashon Island, Washington (near Seattle) and teaches book arts classes privately and at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado. His career has centered on making work that explores the use of materials and techniques not usually associated with bookmaking, while honoring the traditional European book forms, and using humor and irony as drivers of his designs. Website at