Last year I was commissioned to create an original "life book" as a surprise one year anniversary gift from a groom to his husband. Together for thirty years, they were one of the first gay couples to marry in New York City when the state changed the law and recognized same sex marriage.
|Life Book by Suzanne Coley|
The custom-made, hand bound book came with a matching gold leaf box. The inside pages contained silkscreened and relief prints of the couple, their journey together in life, original art, and a poem.
|Life Book open box with book on right side|
|Life Book box|
The brown paper was hand marbled with gold.
|Life Book is wrapped in postage paper before putting inside box|
|Life Book/box peeking out velvet pouch|
|Binding Life Book by Suzanne Coley|
|gold leaf texture of cover|