Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Book Arts Tuesday-twentysix plants by Susan Mills

Susan Mills created the artist's book, twentysix plants at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York at the end of last year. Here's how it is introduced on the WSW website:

In Susan Mills’s newest artist’s book—comprised of 26 sheets of paper hand-made from 26 different fibers—no two pages are alike. Some sheets are coarse, like peony; others, like rhubarb and leek, are smooth and even. Burdock resembles a healthy smoothie stippled with variegated greens, while kenaf has delicate hairlike fibers running throughout.

Susan spent her Artist’s Book Residency in November and December producing the labor-intensive and unique book twentysix plants, which directly references Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations. Minimal and literal, Twentysix Gasoline Stations contains 26 photographs of gas stations along Route 66, meditating on sequence, banality, and seriality.

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