Sunday, April 20, 2014
Studio Sunday-Bookmarks XII
100 bookmarks signed and ready to ship to Sarah Bodman at the Centre for Fine Print Research in the UK for Bookmarks XII. Here's what the website says about the bookmarks project:
The Bookmarks projects series aims to encourage appreciation of work in the format of the artist's book. Participating artists each produce an edition of 100 signed and numbered bookmarks to give away through distribution boxes at venues around the world. Each bookmark has the website address which brings visitors to the gallery of artworks online.
Over the last ten years, the Bookmarks series of free artwork distribution has visited 105 galleries, bookstores, workshops, centres, schools and libraries in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and USA.
423 artists have contributed 42,300 bookmarks to the eleven projects to date. Editioned bookmarks are collated into sets; one full set being sent to each of the contributing artists and the rest divided and sent in distribution boxes to participating host venues around the world, for visitors to take.
I wrote the words on my bookmark shortly after I began to make books and they still hold true for me today.
Books are intimate; they welcome personal encounters.
Books are humble; they fulfill their potential closed as well as open.
Books have depth; even the simplest forms are rich with the possibilities of endless variation.
Books have spirit; they are dwelling places for our thoughts and dreams.