Bookmarking Book Art – Amaranth Borsuk

Created for the November 2016 issue of The Bellingham Review, "Abra: The Kinetic Page" is a polymorphic tour de force - online prose poem, video, review of and homage to an installation at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA, in 2014 and a promotion of the artists' book Abra: The Living Book by Kate Durbin, Amaranth Borsuk and Ian... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Pauline Rafal

Among the several artists displaying works at The Riverside Gallery was Pauline Rafal. Inspired by poetry and literature, and influenced by the tangible qualities of paper and print, my work focuses on linocuts, and pen and ink illustrations displayed either as individual artworks, or as artist’s books. The artist’s books vary in form, ranging from simple... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – On the Origin of Species

It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – The Walters Art Museum

Beautiful work. The image here is of the coastline of Italy from Rimini to Pesaro. The Museum's overview of the manuscript, the additional views (below) provided to compensate for the limitations of the double-spread view, and the references concerning the curatorship are outstanding. Imagine the 17thc (CE) Italians' consternation over this illuminated manuscript's being in... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Jacqueline Rush Lee, updated (2017)

By its compressed and sealed form, reticulation and shifting colors, The First Cut evokes Ovid’s epic poem about “bodies which have been transformed into shapes of different kinds.” The words and stories of the three Loeb Library volumes are locked away beneath the bent covers in the penetrating and embracing furls and whorls of the pages. Much... Continue Reading →

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Bookmarking Book Art – Frances Kiernan

Printmaker, photographer and book artist, Frances Kiernan is based in Richmond, UK.  I first saw her work in The Riverside Gallery exhibition (29 November 2014 - 14 February 2015). ... made from the discarded prints during 2010. Rather than destroy them I liked the idea of creating a new piece of work out of damaged and... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – Mary Ann Santin

Australian artist Mary Ann Santin studied at the Adelaide Central School of Art and has exhibited at the State Library of South Australia, the Miele Gallery and Loreto Spring Art Show. Her techniques and themes echo those of Jessica Drenk, Guy Laramee and Georgia Russell. Material investigations were also an important process in the search... Continue Reading →

Bookmarking Book Art – J. Meejin Yoon

Absence is a poignant work of book art by J. Meejin Yoon, architect, designer, educator, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  A simple video demonstrating the work appears here at the site of the Otis College of Art and Design. This book|object was published by Printed Matter,... Continue Reading →

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