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These little collages were made for
the third annual 50/50 show at the
Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA,
a juried group exhibit in which artists
produce 50 works of art in 50 days,
on a theme chosen by each artist.
The works are presented in grids, as
shown, with the 50th piece framed
and hung on the side.
 
My series is called Notations, and
reflects my love of letter forms and
typography, of words and language,
and a delight in the visual and
tactile properties of old books
and documents, especially those
that are creased, stained and foxed.
I'm interested in surface variations
and the play of light on shiny areas
contrasting with the velvety softness
of old papers. In a larger sense,
they're about communication, nuance
and layers of meaning.
 
I've stencilled some letters in shiny
etching ink, occasionally adding metal

leaf, and printed letterpress ornaments

and a Chinese character. Some
papers have been prepared by pouring
and splattering India ink. The child in
the tiny photographs is my mother at
ages 20 months, 3 years, and 25.
Other images are from dictionaries
and old steel engravings.
 
 
 
 
Vessels
Ex Libris
Ex Libris, Volume II
Out of Context
Decollages
Microcosms
Mirages
Counterpoint
Bestiary
Passages
Notations
Memory
Wish You Were Here
Book Arts
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