Various decorative techniques on tan Hewit's goatskin leather including traditional onlay leather with gold and blind tooling, painted and stenciled acrylic, and colored cut-foil technique. Geological strata of back-pared leather symbolizes layers of history in the region. Stark angular lines contrast the organic animal and bird forms, symbols of nature, disrupted by man's so-called progress. Title gold tooled, text edge colored at head, sewn headbands and blue paste paper endsheets decorated by binder. Winner: 2009 DeGolyer Award for American Bookbinding
Spitler, Priscilla, “Spitler,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed March 24, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2168.