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Goodbye Summer, HELLO AUTUMN

As our days get cooler (we hope), and our nights a little longer,  I am looking forward to our fall season. Join me at the next show, Pressing Matters, at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. The reception is October 7, 6-9 pm. I was excited to see one of my monoprints, Coyote Breath, on the postcard for the show! I also have an artist book included in the exhibition. (See more below)

Pressing Matters is a printmaking and artist book exhibition.  

What is an artist book?

Short answer: Art in book form.  Longer explanation:...too long to explain here!

The artist book I made below is a manipulative sculptural object that contains 4 hidden books with poems and quotes from some of my favorite California authors. (Jeffers, T.C. Boyle, Steinbeck, and Stegner)  I used lines from these fine writers to express the idea of how we feel connected to a region. When do we become a native? What period of time determines when we are a local?  When does a species become indigenous?, native vs. non-native.

SUPERFLUOUS BEAUTY- Artist Book by Holli Harmon

This architectural book form was first created by artist and architect, Kumi Korf.  I had the opportunity to work with her several years ago.