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This Is Something We Had To Go Through

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

By James Davis
Painted steel and cast iron

Part Of
The Decatur Artway, Phase 1 (2015)

Purchased by
The City of Decatur in 2017 and is now part of the city’s permanent public art collection collection

See It Here:
Street Address

Artist Info:
[social]
[website]

ARTIST STATEMENT:
This sculpture deals with personal thoughts and experiences derived from thinking about all the things a person has to go through in a lifetime. These things can be small or large, happy or sad, good or bad. Whatever the feeling may be, these are the things that direct you. Experiences make you who you are.

The sculpture holds different meanings for each viewer. I created an actual passage that viewers could go through so they could experience the feeling of going through something difficult. Everyone has to go through things they don’t want to and those are all different for each person. The sculpture is a visual version of some of the things that I was afraid to go through.

The Decatur Artway, an outdoor sculpture gallery, began in 2015 with five sculptures on display and a new phase is added each year. Each set of sculptures is on loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art. To get a personal tour of the pieces, with narration provided by the artists, download the free Otocast app from iTunes or Google Play.

The Decatur Artway is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

By James Davis
Painted steel and cast iron

Part Of
The Decatur Artway, Phase 1 (2015)

Purchased by
The City of Decatur in 2017 and is now part of the city’s permanent public art collection collection

See It Here:
Street Address

Artist Info:
[social]
[website]

ARTIST STATEMENT:
This sculpture deals with personal thoughts and experiences derived from thinking about all the things a person has to go through in a lifetime. These things can be small or large, happy or sad, good or bad. Whatever the feeling may be, these are the things that direct you. Experiences make you who you are.

The sculpture holds different meanings for each viewer. I created an actual passage that viewers could go through so they could experience the feeling of going through something difficult. Everyone has to go through things they don’t want to and those are all different for each person. The sculpture is a visual version of some of the things that I was afraid to go through.

The Decatur Artway, an outdoor sculpture gallery, began in 2015 with five sculptures on display and a new phase is added each year. Each set of sculptures is on loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art. To get a personal tour of the pieces, with narration provided by the artists, download the free Otocast app from iTunes or Google Play.

The Decatur Artway is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

By James Davis
Painted steel and cast iron

Part Of
The Decatur Artway, Phase 1 (2015)

Purchased by
The City of Decatur in 2017 and is now part of the city’s permanent public art collection collection

See It Here:
Street Address

Artist Info:
[social]
[website]

ARTIST STATEMENT:
This sculpture deals with personal thoughts and experiences derived from thinking about all the things a person has to go through in a lifetime. These things can be small or large, happy or sad, good or bad. Whatever the feeling may be, these are the things that direct you. Experiences make you who you are.

The sculpture holds different meanings for each viewer. I created an actual passage that viewers could go through so they could experience the feeling of going through something difficult. Everyone has to go through things they don’t want to and those are all different for each person. The sculpture is a visual version of some of the things that I was afraid to go through.

The Decatur Artway, an outdoor sculpture gallery, began in 2015 with five sculptures on display and a new phase is added each year. Each set of sculptures is on loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art. To get a personal tour of the pieces, with narration provided by the artists, download the free Otocast app from iTunes or Google Play.

The Decatur Artway is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

By James Davis
Painted steel and cast iron

Part Of
The Decatur Artway, Phase 1 (2015)

Purchased by
The City of Decatur in 2017 and is now part of the city’s permanent public art collection collection

See It Here:
Street Address

Artist Info:
[social]
[website]

ARTIST STATEMENT:
This sculpture deals with personal thoughts and experiences derived from thinking about all the things a person has to go through in a lifetime. These things can be small or large, happy or sad, good or bad. Whatever the feeling may be, these are the things that direct you. Experiences make you who you are.

The sculpture holds different meanings for each viewer. I created an actual passage that viewers could go through so they could experience the feeling of going through something difficult. Everyone has to go through things they don’t want to and those are all different for each person. The sculpture is a visual version of some of the things that I was afraid to go through.

The Decatur Artway, an outdoor sculpture gallery, began in 2015 with five sculptures on display and a new phase is added each year. Each set of sculptures is on loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art. To get a personal tour of the pieces, with narration provided by the artists, download the free Otocast app from iTunes or Google Play.

The Decatur Artway is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

"How Long?," By Sande Wascher-James

“How Long?” by Sande Wascher-James

“How Long?” by Sande Wascher-James

INVITATIONAL

1994
9.5” x 5.5” x 0.75”

I seem to always manage to do labor-intensive work, and therefore have chosen to work to create what I feel will be something beautiful and that will bring pleasure. That does not preclude having a powerful message, as I deal with issues of importance to most women. Most of my work is done with what might be considered “women’s work”-embroidery, quilting, beading, etc. I do this intentionally to show that there is both merit and power to these techniques, and because I enjoy working this way. Since there is usually a historical context to my work, I include stamps of well-known American women in it to add another layer of meaning. The book formats that I use allow me to do pieces that are sculptural with strong visual images, as well as written components that are explored when the pieces are read.

Sande Wascher-James, Langley, Washington

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“How Long?” by Sande Wascher-James

INVITATIONAL

1994
9.5” x 5.5” x 0.75”

I seem to always manage to do labor-intensive work, and therefore have chosen to work to create what I feel will be something beautiful and that will bring pleasure. That does not preclude having a powerful message, as I deal with issues of importance to most women. Most of my work is done with what might be considered “women’s work”-embroidery, quilting, beading, etc. I do this intentionally to show that there is both merit and power to these techniques, and because I enjoy working this way. Since there is usually a historical context to my work, I include stamps of well-known American women in it to add another layer of meaning. The book formats that I use allow me to do pieces that are sculptural with strong visual images, as well as written components that are explored when the pieces are read.

Sande Wascher-James, Langley, Washington

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

"Meditations And Contemplations," By Anna Embree

“Meditations and Contemplations” by Anna Embree

"Meditations and Contemplations," by Anna Embree
"Meditations and Contemplations," by Anna Embree
"Meditations and Contemplations," by Anna Embree
"Meditations and Contemplations," by Anna Embree
"Meditations and Contemplations," by Anna Embree
"Meditations and Contemplations," by Anna Embree

“Meditations and Contemplations” by Anna Embree

INVITATIONAL

2020
Millimeter-style case binding. Indigo dyed salmon parchment caps, corners (parchment tips), and central panel. Leather endbands, dyed handmade paper, and walleye parchment onlay.
3” x 5” x 1.25”

Anna Embree is a Professor for the MFA Book Arts Program in the School of Library and Information Studies at The University of Alabama. She teaches courses and workshops in bookbinding, box making, and special topics in book preservation and book history. Anna has a strong interest in the physical and material aspects of book structures. She has collaborated with printers and papermakers on limited-edition handmade books, and has exhibited widely.

Anna Embree, Tuscaloosa, AL

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Meditations and Contemplations” by Anna Embree

INVITATIONAL

2020
Millimeter-style case binding. Indigo dyed salmon parchment caps, corners (parchment tips), and central panel. Leather endbands, dyed handmade paper, and walleye parchment onlay.
3” x 5” x 1.25”

Anna Embree is a Professor for the MFA Book Arts Program in the School of Library and Information Studies at The University of Alabama. She teaches courses and workshops in bookbinding, box making, and special topics in book preservation and book history. Anna has a strong interest in the physical and material aspects of book structures. She has collaborated with printers and papermakers on limited-edition handmade books, and has exhibited widely.

Anna Embree, Tuscaloosa, AL

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“te tau iwa-circle of nine” by Marama Warren

"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
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"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
"te tau iwa-circle of nine" by Marama Warren
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“te tau iwa-circle of nine” by Marama Warren

2021
D
igital prints on handmade and recycled papers including old photo albums, linen thread, brass screw
25 x 50 x 0.5 cm

These nine Maori women were photographed in the late 1800s by Elizabeth Pulman, New Zealand’s first known woman photographer. The English-born mother of nine ran a photographic studio in Auckland and was respected by the local tribes.

Her photos show Maori people from all walks of life. An album of her glass plate prints, treasured by my family for generations, is now in the Auckland Museum.

Inspired by the words of Jean Shinoda Bolen, I have arranged photos of nine Maori portraits in a ‘creative circle.’ My intention in making this book is to acknowledge these women, to bring them out of that musty album and give them a place in the world and the light.

Elizabeth Pulman (1836-1900) was born in England and sailed for New Zealand in 1861. Twice widowed, she raised nine children on her own and campaigned vigorously for copyright protection for map makers and photographers. Records show she held a deep respect for the Maori people and their culture.

Marama Warren, MIlton, Australia

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“te tau iwa-circle of nine” by Marama Warren

2021
D
igital prints on handmade and recycled papers including old photo albums, linen thread, brass screw
25 x 50 x 0.5 cm

These nine Maori women were photographed in the late 1800s by Elizabeth Pulman, New Zealand’s first known woman photographer. The English-born mother of nine ran a photographic studio in Auckland and was respected by the local tribes.

Her photos show Maori people from all walks of life. An album of her glass plate prints, treasured by my family for generations, is now in the Auckland Museum.

Inspired by the words of Jean Shinoda Bolen, I have arranged photos of nine Maori portraits in a ‘creative circle.’ My intention in making this book is to acknowledge these women, to bring them out of that musty album and give them a place in the world and the light.

Elizabeth Pulman (1836-1900) was born in England and sailed for New Zealand in 1861. Twice widowed, she raised nine children on her own and campaigned vigorously for copyright protection for map makers and photographers. Records show she held a deep respect for the Maori people and their culture.

Marama Warren, MIlton, Australia

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Mycorrhizae ” by Jillian Sico

"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
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"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico
"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico"Mycorrhizae" by Jillian Sico

“Mycorrhizae ” by Jillian Sico

2020
L
etterpress on handmade paper including linen/flax with charcoal, tree-retted linen paper, flax, Alabama kozo, and recycled paper with chanterelle mushroom spores
10.75” x 5.8” x 0.75”

Mycorrhizae explores connectivity and loss from a personal and ecological perspective through an examination of mycorrhizae. Mycorrhizae are underground, necessary symbiotic associations between fungi and plant roots that facilitate nutrient and information exchange among and between plant species.

Throughout the course of this project, personal reflections became intertwined with research about the hidden, underground landscape of my research site, the Cohutta Wilderness in the mountains of North Georgia. I used papermaking as a performative medium to tie the book materially to a specific place and time. The sound and texture of handmade paper, along with personal and scientific reflections, recreate for the reader the experience of genuine connection with the forest.

Mycorrhizae is a collaboration between myself and ecologist Katie Beidler, who wrote the text for the informational pamphlet.

Jillian Sico, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Mycorrhizae ” by Jillian Sico

2020
L
etterpress on handmade paper including linen/flax with charcoal, tree-retted linen paper, flax, Alabama kozo, and recycled paper with chanterelle mushroom spores
10.75” x 5.8” x 0.75”

Mycorrhizae explores connectivity and loss from a personal and ecological perspective through an examination of mycorrhizae. Mycorrhizae are underground, necessary symbiotic associations between fungi and plant roots that facilitate nutrient and information exchange among and between plant species.

Throughout the course of this project, personal reflections became intertwined with research about the hidden, underground landscape of my research site, the Cohutta Wilderness in the mountains of North Georgia. I used papermaking as a performative medium to tie the book materially to a specific place and time. The sound and texture of handmade paper, along with personal and scientific reflections, recreate for the reader the experience of genuine connection with the forest.

Mycorrhizae is a collaboration between myself and ecologist Katie Beidler, who wrote the text for the informational pamphlet.

Jillian Sico, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Gay and Lesbian Studies ” by Sarah Scarr

"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
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"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
"Gay and Lesbian Studies" by Sarah Scarr
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“Gay and Lesbian Studies ” by Sarah Scarr

2021
L
etterpress printing (relief, photopolymer, and pressure-printing)
10.25” x 6.75” x 1”

Gay and Lesbian Studies is a smutty, indulgent, letterpress-printed escape into lesbian cinephile culture housed in a millimeter binding. In the central text, an unnamed instructor of creative writing explores the tension between her fetish for the coded eroticism of the lesbian film canon and her out and proud existence. In the margins, we become privy to the narrator’s references and how representations of lesbianism in art guide her interpretations of the world around her and fold-out imagery reveals the eroticism of her inner thoughts.

Gay and Lesbian Studies was developed as a collaboration between author Sophie Strohmeier and Two Trick Pony Press & Bindery. The letterpress-printed cover paper hides a lesbian liaison in a traditional pattern, while bits of lime goatskin peek out at head and tail, capturing the central tension of the text within: the allure of secretive sexuality vs. a fully out existence enabled by the burgeoning acceptance of LGBTQIA+ identities.

Sarah Scarr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Gay and Lesbian Studies ” by Sarah Scarr

2021
L
etterpress printing (relief, photopolymer, and pressure-printing)
10.25” x 6.75” x 1”

Gay and Lesbian Studies is a smutty, indulgent, letterpress-printed escape into lesbian cinephile culture housed in a millimeter binding. In the central text, an unnamed instructor of creative writing explores the tension between her fetish for the coded eroticism of the lesbian film canon and her out and proud existence. In the margins, we become privy to the narrator’s references and how representations of lesbianism in art guide her interpretations of the world around her and fold-out imagery reveals the eroticism of her inner thoughts.

Gay and Lesbian Studies was developed as a collaboration between author Sophie Strohmeier and Two Trick Pony Press & Bindery. The letterpress-printed cover paper hides a lesbian liaison in a traditional pattern, while bits of lime goatskin peek out at head and tail, capturing the central tension of the text within: the allure of secretive sexuality vs. a fully out existence enabled by the burgeoning acceptance of LGBTQIA+ identities.

Sarah Scarr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Sentinels of the Desert” by Laura Russell

"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
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"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell
"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell"Sentinels of the Desert" by Laura Russell

“Sentinels of the Desert” by Laura Russell

2020
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imited edition artist book, archival pigment prints on Mohawk Superfine paper, cover wrapper with a bristol board protective phase wrapper
8” x 4” x 0.75”

The Saguaro cactus, majestic symbol of the Sonoran Desert, is endangered by climate change, drought, and competing invasive plant species. They form the foundation of an interdependent ecosystem that would be forever lost if conditions continue to decline.

This limited edition artist book uses Hedi Kyle’s Panorama structure to show two stories of these beloved desert icons. The first side is a visual timeline of the life of the Saguaro, which has an average life span of 150-175 years and can grow as high as a four-story building. Original photos document the cactus from delicate seeds, to monumental maturity, and then to decay and death leaving behind a ribbed wooden skeleton.

The second side features a poem written by the artist, celebrating the majesty and cultural touchstone that is this vital species and worrying over the most serious threats to the Saguaro, and indeed the desert’s, survival.

Laura Russell, Portland, Organ

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Sentinels of the Desert” by Laura Russell

2020
L
imited edition artist book, archival pigment prints on Mohawk Superfine paper, cover wrapper with a bristol board protective phase wrapper
8” x 4” x 0.75”

The Saguaro cactus, majestic symbol of the Sonoran Desert, is endangered by climate change, drought, and competing invasive plant species. They form the foundation of an interdependent ecosystem that would be forever lost if conditions continue to decline.

This limited edition artist book uses Hedi Kyle’s Panorama structure to show two stories of these beloved desert icons. The first side is a visual timeline of the life of the Saguaro, which has an average life span of 150-175 years and can grow as high as a four-story building. Original photos document the cactus from delicate seeds, to monumental maturity, and then to decay and death leaving behind a ribbed wooden skeleton.

The second side features a poem written by the artist, celebrating the majesty and cultural touchstone that is this vital species and worrying over the most serious threats to the Saguaro, and indeed the desert’s, survival.

Laura Russell, Portland, Organ

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Go Inside” by Sara Quinn

"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
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"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn
"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn"Go Inside" by Sara Quinn

“Go Inside” by Sara Quinn

2020
Silkscreen, letterpress with hand set type and polymer plates, two part binding with drum leaf and fold out accordion
9.25” x 5.625” x 0.875”

Go Inside is an unlearning book for kids and grown-ups. This book draws on the artist’s ongoing reckoning with her role as a white teacher within harmful systems, striving to craft narratives that allow listeners to be themselves, and simultaneously doing her own internal work. A playful two-part binding and richly textured connected imagery invite the reader to explore the source of their inherent value and self-knowledge.

Sara Quinn, Atlanta, Georgia

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Go Inside” by Sara Quinn

2020
Silkscreen, letterpress with hand set type and polymer plates, two part binding with drum leaf and fold out accordion
9.25” x 5.625” x 0.875”

Go Inside is an unlearning book for kids and grown-ups. This book draws on the artist’s ongoing reckoning with her role as a white teacher within harmful systems, striving to craft narratives that allow listeners to be themselves, and simultaneously doing her own internal work. A playful two-part binding and richly textured connected imagery invite the reader to explore the source of their inherent value and self-knowledge.

Sara Quinn, Atlanta, Georgia

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book” by Marianne Petit

"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit
"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit"Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book" by Marianne Petit

“Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book” by Marianne Petit

2015
Pop-up anatomical flap book
18” x 19” x 0.5”

Marianne R. Petit is an artist and educator whose work explores fairy tales, anatomical obsessions, graphic and narrative medicine, as well as collective storytelling practices through mechanical books that combine animation and paper craft. Her interests are in combining technology, traditional book arts, and sequential storytelling to create new forms of narrative for the 21st century. Petit’s artwork has appeared internationally in festivals and exhibitions, been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic, Make, and Wired, and broadcast on IFC and PBS. Her movable books can be found in numerous museum and library collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the British Library, the Berlin Public Library, Boston Library, as well as numerous university and private collections.

Breath: Anatomical Flap Book was created in response to several weeks of poor air quality while living in Shanghai, China. I began a series of studies on respiration.

Marianne Petit, New York, New York

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Breath Series: Anatomical Flap Book” by Marianne Petit

2015
Pop-up anatomical flap book
18” x 19” x 0.5”

Marianne R. Petit is an artist and educator whose work explores fairy tales, anatomical obsessions, graphic and narrative medicine, as well as collective storytelling practices through mechanical books that combine animation and paper craft. Her interests are in combining technology, traditional book arts, and sequential storytelling to create new forms of narrative for the 21st century. Petit’s artwork has appeared internationally in festivals and exhibitions, been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic, Make, and Wired, and broadcast on IFC and PBS. Her movable books can be found in numerous museum and library collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the British Library, the Berlin Public Library, Boston Library, as well as numerous university and private collections.

Breath: Anatomical Flap Book was created in response to several weeks of poor air quality while living in Shanghai, China. I began a series of studies on respiration.

Marianne Petit, New York, New York

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“9 Witches” by Dawn Peterson

"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
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"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
"9 Witches" by Dawn Peterson
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“9 Witches” by Dawn Peterson

2021
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ecycled book pages, 3D printed brass, PLA and wire
9.75” x 6” x 6”

The symbolic number 9 in my artist book represents the enigmatic term of witches and geometry. The base of my artist book is a 3D-printed brass vessel, similar to a metal cauldron that will age over time. The 9 geometric columns represent the mysteries of the number 9 and the book pages are from the Larousse World Mythology book published in 1971.

The book pages are from a book that writes about mythology from all over the world. Inside the vessel is an Emily Dickinson poem about the surreptitiousness of geometry and how what may seem like ordinary acts are magical deeds that express the love of the world.

The 9 geometric columns symbolically hold the pages and knowledge of the world.

My work has been published in 500 Handmade Books, Hand Papermaking, American Artist, 23 Sandy and featured on various websites. My work is in public and private collections: such as college and university libraries, private companies, and individuals’.

Dawn Peterson, Tybee Island, Georgia

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“9 Witches” by Dawn Peterson

2021
R
ecycled book pages, 3D printed brass, PLA and wire
9.75” x 6” x 6”

The symbolic number 9 in my artist book represents the enigmatic term of witches and geometry. The base of my artist book is a 3D-printed brass vessel, similar to a metal cauldron that will age over time. The 9 geometric columns represent the mysteries of the number 9 and the book pages are from the Larousse World Mythology book published in 1971.

The book pages are from a book that writes about mythology from all over the world. Inside the vessel is an Emily Dickinson poem about the surreptitiousness of geometry and how what may seem like ordinary acts are magical deeds that express the love of the world.

The 9 geometric columns symbolically hold the pages and knowledge of the world.

My work has been published in 500 Handmade Books, Hand Papermaking, American Artist, 23 Sandy and featured on various websites. My work is in public and private collections: such as college and university libraries, private companies, and individuals’.

Dawn Peterson, Tybee Island, Georgia

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Weight of Words” by Stefanie Papaiacovou

"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou
"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou"Weight of Words" by Stefanie Papaiacovou

“Weight of Words” by Stefanie Papaiacovou

2019
Bookboard, letterpress, bookcloth, lead type
8.5” x 6” x 2.25”

Stefanie Papaiacovou is a multimedia artist who explores the power of materials, space, time, and interaction to tell personal narratives. Stefanie uses her own stories, as well as the experiences of others, to navigate concepts of identity and the self, questioning the ways we define ourselves, and how those very definitions are shaped and changed by experience, relationships, trauma, and the world we live in. Stefanie draws inspiration from the natural world and uses the imagery and colors of the landscapes we inhabit to create works that are grounded and somber. Drawing from her background in printmaking, sculpture, and book art, she creates a wide range of work that incorporates haptic sensations and considers the emotional connotations, cultural histories, and physicality of her materials. Her work speaks to viewers on an individual basis, allowing them to have conversations that lead them to explore their own personal experiences and connections.

Stefanie Papaiacovou, Oakland, California

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

“Weight of Words” by Stefanie Papaiacovou

2019
Bookboard, letterpress, bookcloth, lead type
8.5” x 6” x 2.25”

Stefanie Papaiacovou is a multimedia artist who explores the power of materials, space, time, and interaction to tell personal narratives. Stefanie uses her own stories, as well as the experiences of others, to navigate concepts of identity and the self, questioning the ways we define ourselves, and how those very definitions are shaped and changed by experience, relationships, trauma, and the world we live in. Stefanie draws inspiration from the natural world and uses the imagery and colors of the landscapes we inhabit to create works that are grounded and somber. Drawing from her background in printmaking, sculpture, and book art, she creates a wide range of work that incorporates haptic sensations and considers the emotional connotations, cultural histories, and physicality of her materials. Her work speaks to viewers on an individual basis, allowing them to have conversations that lead them to explore their own personal experiences and connections.

Stefanie Papaiacovou, Oakland, California

FOR PURCHASE INFORMATION, contact the Decatur Arts Alliance at 404-371-9583. Download the price list here.

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