Field Studies

Field Studies is a series of unique (one-of-a-kind) artist’s books made outdoors with twig, brush and pen. Each illuminates one species or habitat with hand lettered text often addressing environmental concern. These are small hand held books, easily carried about, embellished over time. Some pages are dyed with fungi or lichen and use paint ground from materials found on site. Accordion structure with eight panels, imagery front and back, covers of paper or cloth, and matching case. For more on Andie’s process, visit Projects. For a list of books in this series, see Artist Books.

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Field Studies: Populus fremontii var. wislizenii (Cottonwood) thumbnail
Field Studies: Populus fremontii var. wislizenii (Cottonwood)—Detail thumbnail
Field Studies: Claytonia perfoliata (Just Now Right Here) thumbnail
Field Studies: Claytonia perfoliata (Just Now Right Here)—Detail thumbnail
Field Studies, Populus balsmamifera ssp. trichocarpa (Bright, Crisp, Sublime) thumbnail
Field Studies, Populus balsmamifera ssp. trichocarpa (Bright, Crisp, Sublime)—Detail thumbnail
Field Studies: Arnica gracilis (We Know Why) thumbnail
Field Studies: Arnica gracilis (We Know Why)—Detail thumbnail
Field Studies: Viola adunca (Grace Underfoot) thumbnail
Field Studies: Viola adunca (Grace Underfoot)—Detail thumbnail
Field Studies: Calochortus kennedyi (We Shine) thumbnail
Field Studies: Troglodytes troglodytes (May They Thrive) thumbnail
Field Studies: Troglodytes troglodytes (May They Thrive)—Detail thumbnail
Field Studies: Clarkia modesta (They All Disappear) thumbnail
Field Studies: Populus fremontii var. wislizenii (Cottonwood)
Field Studies: Populus fremontii var. wislizenii (Cottonwood)—Detail
Field Studies: Claytonia perfoliata (Just Now Right Here)
Field Studies: Claytonia perfoliata (Just Now Right Here)—Detail
Field Studies, Populus balsmamifera ssp. trichocarpa (Bright, Crisp, Sublime)
Field Studies, Populus balsmamifera ssp. trichocarpa (Bright, Crisp, Sublime)—Detail
Field Studies: Arnica gracilis (We Know Why)
Field Studies: Arnica gracilis (We Know Why)—Detail
Field Studies: Viola adunca (Grace Underfoot)
Field Studies: Viola adunca (Grace Underfoot)—Detail
Field Studies: Calochortus kennedyi (We Shine)
Field Studies: Troglodytes troglodytes (May They Thrive)
Field Studies: Troglodytes troglodytes (May They Thrive)—Detail
Field Studies: Clarkia modesta (They All Disappear)

Field Studies: Populus fremontii var. wislizenii (Cottonwood)

Bosque of the Rio Grande and Box Canyon near Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Ink, watercolor, gouache and gold leaf on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2012 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Populus fremontii var. wislizenii (Cottonwood)—Detail

Bosque of the Rio Grande and Box Canyon near Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
Ink, watercolor, gouache and gold leaf on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2012 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Claytonia perfoliata (Just Now Right Here)

Miner's Creek, Sierra Nevada foothills, California
Ink, wheat paste, watercolor, gouache, pigment and gold leaf on paper with burned holes
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2011 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Claytonia perfoliata (Just Now Right Here)—Detail

Miner's Creek, Sierra Nevada foothills, California
Ink, wheat paste, watercolor, gouache, pigment and gold leaf on paper with burned holes
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2011 Andie Thrams

Field Studies, Populus balsmamifera ssp. trichocarpa (Bright, Crisp, Sublime)

Tenaya Creek, Yosemite National Park, California
Ink, watercolor, gouache, pigment and gold leaf on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2011 Andie Thrams

Field Studies, Populus balsmamifera ssp. trichocarpa (Bright, Crisp, Sublime)—Detail

Tenaya Creek, Yosemite National Park, California
Ink, watercolor, gouache, pigment and gold leaf on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2011 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Arnica gracilis (We Know Why)

North Cascades National Park, Washinton
Ink, watercolor, gouache, wheat paste, pigment and gold leaf on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2010 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Arnica gracilis (We Know Why)—Detail

North Cascades National Park, Washinton
Ink, watercolor, gouache, wheat paste, pigment and gold leaf on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2010 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Viola adunca (Grace Underfoot)

Bird Creek, Alaska
Ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil and gold leaf on paper
6 1/4 by 3 3/4 by 3/8 inches closed, opens to 29 3/4 inches, 8 panels
© 2010 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Viola adunca (Grace Underfoot)—Detail

Bird Creek, Alaska
Ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil and gold leaf on paper
6 1/4 by 3 3/4 by 3/8 inches closed, opens to 29 3/4 inches, 8 panels
© 2010 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Calochortus kennedyi (We Shine)

Cave Creek, Arizona
Ink, watercolor, gouache, wheat paste and pigment on paper and tyvek
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2010 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Troglodytes troglodytes (May They Thrive)

Campbell Creek, Alaska; Cascade Head, Oregon; and John Muir Hospital, Walnut Creek, California
Ink, watercolor, gouache, wheat paste and pigment on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2010 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Troglodytes troglodytes (May They Thrive)—Detail

Campbell Creek, Alaska; Cascade Head, Oregon; and John Muir Hospital, Walnut Creek, California
Ink, watercolor, gouache, wheat paste and pigment on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2010 Andie Thrams

Field Studies: Clarkia modesta (They All Disappear)

South Fork American River, California
Ink, wheat paste, pigment, watercolor, gouache and gold leaf on paper
5 1/8 by 3 3/8 by 5/16 inches closed, opens to 26 inches, 8 panels
© 2008 Andie Thrams