Aguascalientes, Mexico: National Engraving Workshop, 2017. Hardcover. Special digital edition of 5 copies. This digital edition is printed on acid-free paper from the artist's original watercolor lithographs. Bound in tan linen covered boards by Alternativa Grafica in Russian linen with silkscreened title and decoration. This book "is about some moments of the life of Antonina Sidorova (1924-2013), the artist’s grandmother. Each page is a story told by Antonina to the artist. About how at the age of five a horse took her into the woods. About how she sewed her first garment destroying a new dress and hair styled her rag doll with her own recently styled hair. Difficulties at an orphanage in Leningrad with Spanish children, while her mother was imprisoned in 1936. Her marriage at age of 17 with captain Vasily Voloshin, in the first year of the Patriotic War against German fascism in 1941. About when she went with her husband to live in the Far East of the USSR and helped the Army of the Soviet front sewing military coats. The book ends with the birth of her eldest daughter Valentina, mother of the artist. The button is a conductive element in the lives of the Voloshiny women, just because Antonina was a wonderful seamstress. The fabrics that are presented on the pages are pieces of clothing made by her and her daughter" (book artist). Fine.
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Aguascalientes, Mexico: National Engraving Workshop, 2017. Hardcover. Number 3 of 10 copies housed in a special box with a handmade wheat figure. There are also 10 copies without a box. This book "contains a personal, playful story without a specific sequence about the author's freedom to travel, originally from the USSR where leaving the country was a very restricted matter. It includes images of baggage bands, numbers of some routes and real flights, along with the images of handmade airplanes and helicopters made of wheat fiber (panicua) from the region of Lake Pátzcuaro in the state of Michoacán, where the author currently lives. She talks about her own sense of horizon, travel and journeys" (Ioulia Akhmadeeva). Bound in red cloth covered boards with silk screened illustrations to front board. The binding was done by Alternativa Ediciones in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. An accordion book produced using the algraphy technique (a form of lithography), printed in ink on cotton Hahnemühle paper with interventions in watercolor and electrographic transfer. Printed on both sides. Printed paper belly band and four page signed colophon are included. Housed in a red cloth covered clamshell box that features a handcrafted hummingbird figure in wheat to front of box. Magnetic closure. [14 pages]. ARTB/043022. Fine.
Michoacán, Mexico: Ioulia Akhmadeeva, 2021. Hardcover. Number 2 of 5 copies. This beautiful work is from Russian born book artist Ioulia Akhmadeeva, who has resided and worked in Mexico since 1994. She is a full professor of the book arts at the university in Morelia, Michoacá. The text of the book is a Spanish poem by González on the transitory nature of life, using the life of a rose as metaphor. The poem is inkjet printed on small floral themed papers that are bound with Ioulia's full page evocative and mysterious engravings. Printed on kozo paper and handmade paper with dried rose petal inclusions. Bound in beige patterned yotsume toji silk covered boards with metal corners. In fine condition. Measures 9.25 x 12.5 inches. 24 pages. ARTISTSB/043022. Fine.
Morelia, Mexico: Ioulia Akhmadeeva, 2020. Hardcover. Number 8 of 17 copies. Includes moments and landscapes from Crimea in the Ukraine, Baja in California, Oaxaca and Guerrero in Mexico. Bound in yotsume toji silk covered boards. This book was printed using letterpress, silkscreen, and and laser printing. Fine.