Clothespin Tarot -- Artist Book
Self-published in 2007, edition of 50 and signed and numbered by the artist. Consists of an 86-page artist's book with text and illustrations, a card tray with 78 cards, and a "Clothespin Freak" sculpture embedded in a secret compartment of the slipcase. All elements of the work are hand made and enclosed in a cloth-bound slipcase. Cloth-bound decorated with an embroidered appliqué featuring one of Plate's “clothespin freak” designs on the front and the spine of the book as well as on the spine of the card tray. Since 2003, Plate has been working on the Clothespin Tarot, a series of watercolor and pencil drawings inspired by the 78 cards of the traditional Tarot.