Illuminated miniature

This small piece, Manuscript I (2010) is made from silver leaf, wax, and collage. The tiny page from the Koran is a found object–no kidding. I found 2 loose pages on the sidewalk in San Francisco about 17 years ago. It was right around the time I was taking my first Arabic class from Nabilah Shehadeh at San Francisco State University. I was flabbergasted to find these pages (1  1/2 x 1 5/8 inches)  laying on the pavement like dry autumn leaves and have kept them in my wallet all these years.

Librarian and artist living in Eugene, Oregon where it is often damp and always green.