Rutland, VT: Carolyn Shattuck, n.d. Hardcover. Limited edition signed by the book artist. Carolyn Shattuck is a noted printmaker, using monotype, dry point, painting, stencils and mixed media. In addition to her printmaking skills, Shattuck is architectural in the way she executes the intricate constructions for her artist's books, which highlight her interest in social and environmental causes. She exhibits her work nationally in numerous juried exhibitions and has received many awards. Her books have been collected by a number of special collections libraries at universities throughout the country.
In 2016 Carolyn Shattuck published her prize-winning book titled Resilience. It began a series of four works all titled Resilience, with varied imagery used in the editions. She described them as "a result of many hurdles that were put in my path. I had a choice to examine new ways of dealing with adversity. Besides meditation and talk therapy, I sought out exercise, yoga and art-making." The book was an accordion structure, with "explosion" popups of hidden pockets. The explosion pop-ups held phrases or significant words by people who have dedicated their lives to health.
This work, Resilience 2, was also created "to express the many forms of research and assistance sought by the artist to address the many hurdlers that were put in my path. I had a choice to examine new ways of dealing with adversity. This book represents my journey." Like the previous book, this beautiful work is also a complex accordion structure with "explosion" popups that open like pockets. The phrases included in the pockets contain quotes about life from such figures as Margaret Mead, Buddha, Pema Chodron, Josei Toda, the Dalai Lama, and Nicholas Kristof. At the end of the work is a statement that captures its ultimate message: "Life can only be found in the present moment. The past is gone, and the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."
Made with Black Canson Mi-teintes, Ingres, Hanhemule Bugra pastel, Lami Li and Washi Japanese papers. A white gel pen was used to create designs on the outer and inner pages. In fine condition. 7.5” x 11” x 1.25” , Japanese Washi papers white gel pen. Housed in a black slipcase made from Lama Li paper with a black and gold paper sleeve with title. In fine condition. Measures 7.5 x 11 x 1.25 inches. Unpaginatead. ARTISTSB/041223. Fine. More