Greece: Dorothy Simpson Krause, 2019. Hardcover. A unique book signed by the book artist. Dorothy Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums and featured in numerous current periodicals and books. In her artist's statement she says: "My work includes large scale mixed media pieces, artist books and book-like objects that bridge between these two forms. It embeds archetypal symbols and fragments of image and text in multiple layers of texture and meaning. It combines the humblest of materials, plaster, tar, wax and pigment, with the latest in technology to evoke the past and herald the future. My art-making is an integrated mode of inquiry that links concept and media in an ongoing dialogue – a visible means of exploring meaning." Krause has created several books over the years that were inspired by her extensive travels, including a trip to Greece. Akrotiri is the site of a Cycladic Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini. The name comes from the nearby village of Akrotiri. The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption sometime in the 16th century and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoes and many objects and artworks. Akrotiri has been excavated since 1967 after earlier excavations on Santorini [Wikipedia]. This handsome book commemorates the found treasures from Akrotiri with the use of reproductions of beautiful wall paintings from the Akrotiri archeological site. They are used in the interior of this two-page book. The cover has slabs of marble-like polymer clay interwoven with cords and thread over natural linen. In fine condition. Measures 7.5 x 5 inches. ARTB/011724. Fine.
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