Item #37145 Tides. Alice Austin.


Philadelphia: Alice Austin, 2007. Hardcover. Number 15 of 20 copies, signed by the author. A poignant visual and poetic book on memories, loss, and processing grief. A pocket-sized Japanese stab bound book with blue paper covers featuring a print of a silver key to the front. The interior includes letterpress poetry printed over linocut images. A wallet style case houses the book. The case is hardbound, covered in dark blue Twinrocker handmade paper, and is illustrated with linocuts on the attached folded paste paper lining. The title and a linocut illustration in silver decorate the cover. In addition to linocuts, the interior features letterpress printed poetic verse. Much of the imagery in both the book and case depicts natural keepsakes such as bones, shells, cicada husks, and feathers. The book and case are enclosed in a hand-knit linen thread bag, evocative of a shroud. Housed in a light grey archival box with title label to spine. Size: 6 x 4 x 1/2 inches.

Alice Austin is a printmaker, book artist and painter living and working in Philadelphia. She has been on the faculty at the University of the Arts, teaching book structures, and has also taught workshops at the Center for Book Arts in New York, Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland, The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, and other institutions. She earned a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and has been an active member of the Guild of Book Workers since 1998. She worked as a rare book and paper conservator for over 20 years at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Alice has also been awarded several artist residencies in Europe, and her work is widely held in private, public and special collections worldwide. ARTB/030624.

Item #37145

Price: $600.00

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