A Book Arts Mosaic


A portfolio collection of work by book artists from across Canada


Read Lise Melhorn-Boe's curator's statement | A Book Arts Mosaic home page.


The Exhibition


Jocelyne Aird-Bélanger
Nouveaux contes de fées
Text and images by the artist; created with Photoshop, DeskJet printed. 
Cover: colour photocopy on grey Arches paper 300 mg; silk ribbon.
11.25 x 16 cm (when open: 22.5 x 16 cm)

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Walter Bachinski & Janis Butler, Shanty Bay Press
Eternity
Folded broadside; two-colour linocut; letterpress text (Century School Book) 
printed on Somerset Satin 250 gsm.
30.5 X 45.7 cm


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Joe Blades
Space Station II 
Hardbound folio cover with fold/fold book pasted on inside back cover; 
folio cover of handmade Thailand fair trade papers pasted on Davey board;
fold/fold book consists of three interwoven accordion-fold panels
with original poems by the artist digitally printed on Xerox 24lb paper. 
 8.3 x 8.8 x 1 cm (closed); 0.3 x 48 x 53.2 cm (open and fully expanded with the cover as base) 


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Ingrid Hein Borch
Side by Side
Hand sewn with linen thread, end sheets of handmade paper;
marbled cover papers; mounted on folded Circa paper.
6 x 10.5 x 1 cm


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Sarah Butt
West to East
Tunnel book with wrap around cover, hemp tie, and metal button/bead closure;
marbled papers and paste papers made by the artist.
10 x 10 x 0.5 cm

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Joan Byers, Dorothy Field, & Virginia Porter
Let us praise the Garry Oak
Japanese stab-binding; letterpress printed with linocut illustration;
tipped-in handmade Garry Oak leaf paper.
12.5 x 30 x 0.4 cm


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Susan Carr
Diversity
Knitted copper wire to sheath map pages; wire twisted and knotted to attach painted wooden spines and flags;
handwritten text on curled paper ribbons woven into wire pages.
12 x 44 x 2.5 cm


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Stephanie Dean-Moore
One
Text by the artist; computer printing, heat transfer, appliqué, machine stitching and edging;
unbleached cotton fabric, silk thread, woven silk ribbon, hand cut nickel-silver medallion
pierced with a Chinese character for "family". 
26.5 x 10.5 cm (closed), 26.5 x 35 x 1.7 cm (open)


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Karen & Geoffrey Hewett
A Turn for the Magpie
Open lectern book structure; acid free papers bound in boards with xylography, lino-cuts,
hand-cut and alphabet rubber stamps, India ink, and watercolour paint.
0.178 x 0.116 x .015 cm

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Susan Warner Keene
Breathe
Handmade paper with watermarks, lamination, and single fold; cotton and abaca fibres, aqueous dispersed pigment.
10.5 x 28 x 6.5 cm (when standing folded)


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Trisha Klus
Our Canadian Mosaic
Pamphlet style booklet and embossed slipcase cover; Strathmore drawing paper,
Higgins Eternal and walnut inks, watercolour, and wax resist. 
14 x 14 cm


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Clarissa Lewis & Lise Melhorn-Boe
Germangoodgirls
Tunnel book of Artist's Bristol and Kizuki Kozo, both hand-coloured with Windsor-Newton watercolours,
tied with satin ribbon; text handwritten with Staedtler Gel Roller and Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen;
with goose down and snowflakes hand-punched from Kozo paper.
18 (di.) x 2 cm


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Judy Martin
Metaphysical Thinking
Cotton, found paper, floss, and cord with back stitch, running stitch, and wrapping.
15 x 48 cm


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Anne Graham McTaggart
Earth, Air, Water, Fire
Stitched pamphlet; Japanese papers with computer printed text and hand lino prints;
contained in a painted wooden case with removable cover; embellished with a lino print, photos,
decorative threads, text, and symbols; wrapped with silk ties.
7.5 x 22.5 x 1.5 cm


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Cathryn Miller
Four Seasons In A Dry Year
Accordion book in two part handmade paper sleeve; calligraphic design giclée printed on Arches 90 lb. hot pressed paper;
tipped in handmade paper collages; design, calligraphy, digital manipulation, papermaking,
printing, and assembly by the artist. 
12.75 x 12.75 x .75 cm (closed), opens to 76.5 cm


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Micheline Montgomery
Buddha Love
Handbound book made with handmade paper and handpainted by the artist with one quote inside from the Tao Teh Ching.
2.5 x 3.5x 0.3 cm


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Jane Morgan
The Deer's Cry: An Excerpt 
Leather covers with inset fused glass; handmade paper text block sewn on leather straps which also serve as toggles and ties;
hand calligraphy, decoration; collage, gouache, acrylic, prismacolour, gold and metal leaf,
acrylic medium transfers, and wheat paste. 
 14.7 x 13.2 cm


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Akemi Nishidera
Kewpie Kawaii
Conceptual book; text handwritten by the artist on grains of rice, suspended in a cast polyester resin "Kewpie" doll;
acid free card stock; wrapped in vintage wool or cotton Japanese kimono material.
12.5 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm


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The Ottawa Press Gang: Susan Globensky, Holly Dean & Larry Thompson, Roberta Heubener,
Grant Wilkins, April Flanders, Richard Coxford, and Britt Quinlan
Feast
Portfolio: series of letterpress pamphlets, broadsides, and an embossment; some handmade cotton and abaca papers;
individual works enveloped in a closure of handmade paper.
21 x 14 x 2 cm



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Rob Richards
Canadian Canvas
Vintage canvas-wrapped case binding; split raised maple leaf impressions on front and back covers;
thirteen signatures of hand-cut bond paper.
15 x 12 x 2.5 cm


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Anik See
Convergence
Handset in Copperplate Gothic and Italian Oldstyle fonts; letterpress printed on a Chandler and Price 8 x 12
on dampened paper (unidentified watercolour paper rescued from a dumpster in a back alley of Vancouver);
image printed from an electroplate engraving found in a junk market in Barcelona; text by the artist.
20.5 x 28.5 cm


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Shelagh Smith
Natural Transformations: a portfolio of paper decoration evocative of natural phenomena 
Portfolio of five back-to-back papers decorated by the artist, housed in a wrapper; traditional and contemporary
decorating techniques: marbling, paste-paper, dyeing, sponging, spattering, sprinkling, pulling, throwing, painting;
Colophon watercolour marbling colours on caragheenan size, oxgall, wheat starch paste, methyl cellulose,
acrylic gel, watercolours, iridescent acrylic paints, vegetable dye;
Hahnemuhl Ingres and Strathmore Charcoal, and other papers.
Folder: 24.7 x 20 cm x 6 mm; sheets: 23.9 x 17.7 cm each


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Peter Sramek
Burning: il cuore aperto
Double-sided concertina book in a St-Armand paper wrapper with blind tooled and incised decoration;
text and images digitally printed using Epson pigment inks; text, photography, and binding are by the artist.
9 x 6 x 0.75 cm


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Ann Stinner
Drift
Tunnel book with Fabriano Academia cover, and Peterboro and Canson Mi-Teinte for pages;
painted papers, stencil, collage, paste paper, and machine-perforated treatments;
acrylic paint, gesso, and wheat paste were used in the colouring of the papers; laser printed written texts.
9 x 13 x 0.5 cm


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Judith Welbourn & Derek Chung
Luna: Myths about the Moon
Frosted acrylic disc; digital film; hand printed lithographs (variegated edition) on Somerset paper; mica powders.
17.5 di x 0.75 cm


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Robert Wu
Poems & Drawings
Ingres-Laid paper; offset printing by Tony Volpe; text, illustrations, and typesetting by the artist.
3.5x 2.5 cm



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