Comments from the book artist: I originally trained as a painter but I was always interested in using narrative elements in my work. I started making artists books in the late 1970’s. Currently my work most often is with book forms. I have an ongoing interest in the artist’s book as a container of content but also as a sculptural object. I like the complexity that working with books allows, the materials, the forms, the content all working together. I am interested in the relationship between the viewer and the book. A book to be viewed fully must be handled. This makes for a more connected even intimate, type of viewing. I draw from my own life, what I read, experience, remember, dream and also make up, is used to develop the content of my books. I want a communication from the book to the viewer, a communication sometimes clear, sometimes ambiguous or subject to interpretation. This is another aspect of the relationship of the book to the viewer.
I use a variety of materials and print methods, primarily letterpress printing, to make my books, which are presented in editions of 10-100 copies. Working in multiples allows the books to be more widely distributed.
Awards received and dates:
- Silver Award from the Designer Bookbinders International Competition, Oxford England, June 2013.
Artist's web site: http://www.emilymartin.com
This artist creates: Handmade Books / Blank Books / Miniature Books / Illustrated Books / Limited Edition Books, often sculptural in form.
Audience Types: Adults
Do you encourage visits to your studio or business? No
Are you willing to do programs or exhibits for libraries, schools or other groups? Yes
If so, are there fees associated with your program or exhibit? The fees range depending on the program requested and would include a fee for the activity such as a workshop or a lecture, travel costs,hotel, shipping, materials etc.
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