A Book Arts Mosaic
Curator's Statement | Acknowlegements
Artists' statements, biographies, and texts from the books (where provided) are included on the individual artists' pages. To view them, visit the "thumbnails" page and click on the title of the work.
Exhibit Loan Information for Venues
Nouveaux contes de fées
Text and images by the artist; created with Photoshop, DeskJet printed. Cover: colour photocopy on grey Arches paper 300 mg; silk ribbon.
11.25 x 16 cm (when open: 22.5 x 16 cm)
Walter Bachinski & Janis Butler, Shanty Bay Press
Folded broadside; two-colour linocut; letterpress text (Century School Book) printed on Somerset Satin 250 gsm.
30.5 X 45.7 cm
Space Station II
Hardbound folio cover with fold/fold book pasted on inside back cover; folio cover of handmade Thailand fair trade papers pasted on Davey board; fold/fold book consists of three interwoven accordion-fold panels with original poems by the artist digitally printed on Xerox 24lb paper.
8.3 x 8.8 x 1 cm (closed); 0.3 x 48 x 53.2 cm (open and fully expanded with the cover as base)
Ingrid Hein Borch
Side by Side
Hand sewn with linen thread, end sheets of handmade paper; marbled cover papers; mounted on folded Circa paper.
6 x 10.5 x 1 cm
West to East
Tunnel book with wrap around cover, hemp tie, and metal button/bead closure; marbled papers and paste papers made by the artist.
10 x 10 x 0.5 cm
Joan Byers, Dorothy Field, & Virginia Porter
Let us praise the Garry Oak
Japanese stab-binding; letterpress printed with linocut illustration; tipped-in handmade Garry Oak leaf paper.
12.5 x 30 x 0.4 cm
Knitted copper wire to sheath map pages; wire twisted and knotted to attach painted wooden spines and flags; handwritten text on curled paper ribbons woven into wire pages.
12 x 44 x 2.5 cm
Text by the artist; computer printing, heat transfer, appliqué, machine stitching and edging; unbleached cotton fabric, silk thread, woven silk ribbon, hand cut nickel-silver medallion pierced with a Chinese character for "family".
26.5 x 10.5 cm (closed), 26.5 x 35 x 1.7 cm (open)
Karen & Geoffrey Hewett
A Turn for the Magpie
Open lectern book structure; acid free papers bound in boards with xylography, lino-cuts, hand-cut and alphabet rubber stamps, India ink, and watercolour paint.
0.178 x 0.116 x .015 cm
Susan Warner Keene
Handmade paper with watermarks, lamination, and single fold; cotton and abaca fibres, aqueous dispersed pigment.
10.5 x 28 x 6.5 cm (when standing folded)
Our Canadian Mosaic
Pamphlet style booklet and embossed slipcase cover; Strathmore drawing paper, Higgins Eternal and walnut inks, watercolour, and wax resist.
14 x 14 cm
Clarissa Lewis & Lise Melhorn-Boe
Tunnel book of Artist's Bristol and Kizuki Kozo, both hand-coloured with Windsor-Newton watercolours, tied with satin ribbon; text handwritten with Staedtler Gel Roller and Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen; with goose down and snowflakes hand-punched from Kozo paper.
18 (di.) x 2 cm
Cotton, found paper, floss, and cord with back stitch, running stitch, and wrapping.
15 x 48 cm
Anne Graham McTaggart
Earth, Air, Water, Fire
Stitched pamphlet; Japanese papers with computer printed text and hand lino prints; contained in a painted wooden case with removable cover; embellished with a lino print, photos, decorative threads, text, and symbols; wrapped with silk ties.
7.5 x 22.5 x 1.5 cm
Four Seasons In A Dry Year
Accordion book in two part handmade paper sleeve; calligraphic design giclée printed on Arches 90 lb. hot pressed paper; tipped in handmade paper collages; design, calligraphy, digital manipulation, papermaking, printing, and assembly by the artist.
12.75 x 12.75 x .75 cm (closed), opens to 76.5 cm
Handbound book made with handmade paper and handpainted by the artist with one quote inside from the Tao Teh Ching.
2.5 x 3.5x 0.3 cm
The Deer's Cry: An Excerpt
Leather covers with inset fused glass; handmade paper text block sewn on leather straps which also serve as toggles and ties; hand calligraphy, decoration; collage, gouache, acrylic, prismacolour, gold and metal leaf, acrylic medium transfers, and wheat paste.
14.7 x 13.2 cm
Conceptual book; text handwritten by the artist on grains of rice, suspended in a cast polyester resin "Kewpie" doll; acid free card stock; wrapped in vintage wool or cotton Japanese kimono material.
12.5 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm
The Ottawa Press Gang: Susan Globensky, Holly Dean and Larry Thompson, Roberta
Heubener, Grant Wilkins, April Flanders, Richard Coxford, and Britt Quinlan
Portfolio: series of letterpress pamphlets, broadsides, and an embossment; some handmade cotton and abaca papers; individual works enveloped in a closure of handmade
21 x 14 x 2 cm
Vintage canvas-wrapped case binding; split raised maple leaf impressions on front and back covers; thirteen signatures of hand-cut bond paper.
15 x 12 x 2.5 cm
Handset in Copperplate Gothic and Italian Oldstyle fonts; letterpress printed on a Chandler and Price 8 x 12 on dampened paper (unidentified watercolour paper rescued from a dumpster in a back alley of Vancouver); image printed from an electroplate engraving found in a junk market in Barcelona; text by the artist.
20.5 x 28.5 cm
Natural Transformations: a portfolio of paper decoration evocative of natural phenomena
Portfolio of five back-to-back papers decorated by the artist, housed in a wrapper; traditional and contemporary decorating techniques: marbling, paste-paper, dyeing, sponging, spattering, sprinkling, pulling, throwing, painting; Colophon watercolour marbling colours on caragheenan size, oxgall, wheat starch paste, methyl cellulose, acrylic gel, watercolours, iridescent acrylic paints, vegetable dye; Hahnemuhl Ingres and Strathmore Charcoal, and other papers.
Folder: 24.7 x 20 cm x 6 mm; sheets: 23.9 x 17.7 cm each
Burning: il cuore aperto
Double-sided concertina book in a St-Armand paper wrapper with blind tooled and incised decoration; text and images digitally printed using Epson pigment inks; text, photography, and binding are by the artist.
9 x 6 x 0.75 cm
Tunnel book with Fabriano Academia cover, and Peterboro and Canson Mi-Teinte for pages; painted papers, stencil, collage, paste paper, and machine-perforated treatments; acrylic paint, gesso, and wheat paste were used in the colouring of the papers; laser printed written texts.
9 x 13 x 0.5 cm
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
Poems & Drawings
Ingres-Laid paper; offset printing by Tony Volpe; text, illustrations, and typesetting by the artist.
3.5x 2.5 cm
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