Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010


See more work by Hyeyoung by clicking here.
In his words: "In my current book series, the metaphors of the Book, the Fish, and the Bottle are essential ingredients. I see the book, and paper specifically, as embodiment of civilization and the ability to hold and share experiences and memories like human skin. The book represents the communication that takes place when the individual makes their inner world accessible to other. The bottle represents the vessel of the body, and fish are the chaotic yet graceful movement of my emotion and rational thoughts and memories. As a troubled child I preferred to play with small glass bottles, rather than dolls whose humanness made me uncomfortable, and I used to fill the bottles with colorful water, and imagined them as containers for my own good feeling. Our emotional reactions to events and memories are always changing and moving like fish, and the fish are both an agonizing and a cathartic allegory for the possibility of change from the past to the present. These possibilities allow me to explore the concept of the creating memories in present with the viewer moves along with figure of human feet in the series of “We are”. I want to put our own selves into our absolute space to make a dialog among people. I want to create a movement of introspection and self-inquiry where the viewer becomes the subject of the piece. If we dare to show ourselves in all our raw glory, really express what’s going on in the chaos and the shadows then we have a chance to connect to something real in our time. We can accept ourselves with bare feet."

Student Presentation Project

Student Presentations:

Each student will be responsible for researching a contemporary book artist via the web. Keep your searches to those artists working within the realm of “Fine Art”. Do not research illustrators, graphic novelists, anime artists and the like. If you are unsure about your artist, talk to me prior to your presentation.

Each student will then give a 10-minute presentation via the web to the class on their particular artist. Give us some biographical information, and discuss why you selected them, what you find interesting about them. What their work is about (artist statement). You may read what other critics have to say and so on. If you cannot find biographical information or info on what their work is about, then you will have to select someone who you are able to gather this information on. You may also think about calling or emailing them to gather this info.On your presentation day, bring the website address information to class so you can find it easily.Students will be presenting on Wednesday, April 13th & Monday, April 18th.

List of Students and their selected artists. You cannot choose someone who is already listed below.

Wednesday, April 13:

Robert LePiane: Sa Blackwell

Lauren Partridge: Jody Alexander

Florence Bingham: Oring

Monday, April 18:

Anna Larsen: Sarah Bodman

Sarah Magar: Georgia Russell

Molly Crawford: Will Ashford

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


1. Artist Book Materials List
2. Glossary of Bookbinding Terms
3. Knots
4. Image Transfers
5. Edible Book Project
6. Coptic Binding