An offset printed broadside, printed in black. The broadside content is within an illustrated border of pictographic bones. The central box of the broadside contains the artist's pictographic bone alphabet, with the corresponding latin alphabet letters. The text describes the concept: "The Alphabet of Bones ... is a calligraphic series of twenty-six characters or 'letters' composed of representational drawings of the skeletal forms of the pigeon (Columba livia) ..." The foot of the text has a facsimile date and signatuere of the artist: "1988 Joyce Cutler-Shaw. Alphabet of Bones." CBA has one copy, this is copy 1, numbered and signed at the foot of the central box in pencil: "230/288. Joyce Cutler-Shaw."