Judith Welbourn & Derek Chung
Luna: Myths about the Moon
Frosted acrylic disc; digital film; hand printed lithographs (variegated edition) on Somerset paper; mica powders.
17.5 di x 0.75 cm
Artist's Statement: Exploring and researching the moon, its mysteries and myths in various human cultures led to the realisation of this work. Throughout the ages, people have use the appearance of the moon to guide them in their daily lives - for example in the planting of crops or the movement of the tides. Moon lore has been passed down in ways such as stories and proverbs. Today, many of our stories and images are recorded in books and film.
The circular design of this book reflects more modern day publications available in formats such as CDs. It combines traditional hand-printing techniques on paper using various colours to reflect the moods of the moon and use of more current digital printing on film to record the text. It also uses contemporary materials such as frosted acrylic covers and plastic bindings.
This work is a homage to books of the past and those of the present day and also to the mysteries of the moon.
Judith Welbourn is a Toronto-based artist working primarily in fine art printmaking, paper medium, and book arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (Honours), 1985, and has studied with Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Toronto, and Elaine Koretsky, Carriage House, Boston.
Derek Chung is a graphic designer and graduated from the Graphic Design Program at Sheridan College, 1981. Publication and book design is a large part of his design repertoire. His exhibited works to date have included both sculptures and hand made tiles composed mainly of clay, along with paper and wood.
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