The "Books" series began with my passion for found materials combined with my thoughts about the book as record.

Selected "Books" series
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acrylic, broken china, and found brooch on styrofoam
Family History
2019
Acrylic, broken china, and found brooch on styrofoam
4.5" x 2.5" x 1.5"

Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Stenciled acrylic on found, painted wood
Pocket Dictionary
2019
Stenciled acrylic on found, painted wood
9.5" x 5.5" x 1.75"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acrylic and carving on found wood
The Cult of Personality
2018
Acrylic and carving on found wood
6" x 5" x 1"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acrylic and charcoal on found wood
The Consolations of Philosophy
2018
Acrylic and charcoal on found wood
4" x 4.5" x .5"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Fired clay on found wood
Cosmopolis
2018
Fired clay on found wood
9" x 3" x 1.5"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acrylic on found, stamped wood
Twice Burned
2017
Acrylic on found, stamped wood
8" x 7" x 1.25"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Found wood
Last Edition
2017
Found wood
7" x 5.5" x 1"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acrylic and varnish on found wood
Remaindered
2016
Acrylic and varnish on found wood
7.75" x 6.5" x 1.25"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Pegboard, found wood strips, and gesso on found wood
A Tale of Two Cities
2016
Pegboard, found wood strips, and gesso on found wood
11" x 10" x .75"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Painted found wood and gesso on found wood
Fahrenheit 2016
2016
Painted found wood and gesso on found wood
8.5" x 4" x .75"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Fired clay
Fossil Volume
2015
Fired clay
8" x 7" x 1"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Found carpet, gessoed on back side, on found wood
Rough Draft
2015
Found carpet, gessoed on back side, on found wood
7.5" x 7" x 1"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acrylic on found wood
Volume III, Burned
2015
Acrylic on found wood
6.5" x 6.5" x 1.25"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Fired glazed clay and found wood
Slate Chapter
2015
Fired glazed clay and found wood
10" x 6" x .75"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Fired clay on found wood
Pi Zero
2015
Fired clay on found wood
8" x 6" x 1"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Gessoed screen on found wood
Cosmicomics Eclipse
2015
Gessoed screen on found wood
9" x 7.5" x .5"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acrylic on pegboard
Black and White and Pegged All Over
2014
Acrylic on pegboard
8.5" x 8.5" x .25"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acrylic on found wood
Bette Davis
2012
Acrylic on found wood
8.5" x 4.5"x .5"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Gesso, screen, and charcoal on found wood
Moon Squared
1995
Gesso, screen, and charcoal on found wood
12" x 5.5" x 1.5"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Penciled text and gesso on found wood
Notations
1990
Penciled text and gesso on found wood
12" x 6" x 1.5"
Laura Bell Selected "Books" series Acryiic and found wood strips on found wood
Imagine You Can Dance
1986
Acryiic and found wood strips on found wood
10.5" x 3.5" x1.25"