Artists' Books / Livres d'artistes

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Artists' Books / Livres d'artistes

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Books, whether unique items or multiples, made or conceived by artists, including all book structures, altered books, wearable books, game boards, scrolls, book objects, book sculpture, etc.

Livres, qu'ils soient uniques ou multiples, fabriqués ou conçus par des artistes, y compris toutes structures livresques, les livres altérés (modifiés), les livres vêtements, les planches de jeu, les rouleaux, les livres objets, les livres sculptures, etc.

Items in the Artists' Books / Livres d'artistes Collection

Survival/Survie (prototype)
This first artist's book was bound during a 5-day intensive bookbinding workshop given by Delphine Dejean in her bindery studio in Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie in France. I brought with me two sets of unfolded ready sheets and left with two prototypes of…

Flight Risk
Flight Risk was inspired by the story of Icarus, and is just another look at the complex relationships between parents and children.

The Sea
The Sea reminds us of the regenerative power of being beside a body of water. Remember to breathe, it says to us.

#5 Balsam Crescent
#5 Balsam Crescent is the most recent in the Suburbia series. The marriage of form and content enhances the stories of what goes on behind closed doors in a typical suburb. Somehow at #5, a birthday party has gone terribly wrong, and it is unclear…

Edgar Allan Poe Book Sculpture
A book sculpture made by altering the book “Edgar Allan Poe Collected Stories and Poems (Collector's Library Editions)“. The words of Edgar Allan Poe spring out of the book and intertwine, as a Raven sits above. The words were cut by working…

Raven
Papier mâché book form, acrylic paint and inks, india ink, beads, glass, mirror shards, mica, copper wire, copper corners, twigs, seed pod, fabric, threads, ribbon, cancelled stamp, calligraphy, gold "candy" foil, letter tablets, paper ephemera and…

Prince Among Dogs
This is the story of our dog, Sneak, told from his point of view through mixed media book art. I created a second book to donate to our local animal shelter's silent auction.

Blank board book, acrylic paint and mediums, collage, paper ephemera…

The Vampire & the Seventh Daughter
Letterpress limited edition of 75, numbered and signed by the author. Not paginated. 8 pages. Printed with hand set cold type in Italian Oldstyle, excepting the title page label using Cloister Black. Illustrated with four linoleum block illustrations…

Monarch Pages
My Monarch Pages books are motivated by a deep concern for the on-going loss of Monarch butterfly habitats. Over the past ten years I have seen first hand the steady decrease of Monarch sightings in a large green space near my suburban home close to…

The Alphabet Effect
This unique artist’s book is a folded accordion structure created from a unique calligraphy broadside, made with pen, brush, ink and gouache. The hand marbled paper cover and slipcase are hand-made.

A good book and a warm sweater
The structure of the book consists of the bottom portion of a second-hand 100% wool sweater felted and shrunk in the washing machine. A pamphlet stitch with linen thread assembles the signatures together in a duo type of book. The papers used include…

Hommage au sac de papier (Celebrating the Paper Bag)
The paper bag has been used for decades in our daily activities but has been replaced by plastic or polymeric bags that can be much slower to decompose. This book is about celebrating plain paper bag. The structure of this book comes from a single…

The Year of the Horse
This mini-book is an accordion book about the Year of the Horse (2014). Its 16 linocut prints depict body parts of a horse, along with motifs inspired by these body parts. The linocut prints were made on one sheet of paper, which was later cut and…

The Abecedarium for the Makers of Artist’s Books
A slipcase covered in cloth, letterpress printed labels with the title of the book and the artists’ name. The hardcover side stitched book has the same cloth cover and label as the slipcase. The mixed media pages contain letterpress printed text on…

“I Remember You, Ruth & Ken"
This book was created as part of the International Sketchbook Project in 2012. A blank sketchbook was sent to each participant. The book was disassembled, pages added, a cover created, collage pieces assembled and the book resewn, This book is sewn…

Here, There
The story takes place, first in an airport and then on a plane, as told by a narrator/observer and in the concurrent written observations, thoughts, and memories of a traveler. Colour photographs of the sky are often used as backgrounds for found…

Memento 10
Dans Mementos, les livres brûlés sont là pour protester contre la menace de la mort du livre papier. Scellés sous la peinture, les mots et les lettres sont cachés, conservés, précieux et immortels, où les lettres tentent de fuir pour montrer…

Memento 13
Dans Mementos, les livres brûlés sont là pour protester contre la menace de la mort du livre papier. Scellés sous la peinture, les mots et les lettres sont cachés, conservés, précieux et immortels, où les lettres tentent de fuir pour montrer…

Memento 16
Dans Mementos, les livres brûlés sont là pour protester contre la menace de la mort du livre papier. Scellés sous la peinture, les mots et les lettres sont cachés, conservés, précieux et immortels, où les lettres tentent de fuir pour montrer…

Ruthie
This is a repurposed book: in its original state it was a book about the shoe designer Patrick Cox. It is a fitting substrate for Ruthie's book, she loves shoes. In practical terms, it has great graphics, and the sewn signatures are made of thick…

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