Studio on the SQ Book Arts Collective
Artists: Jenn Adams, Mindy Belloff, Lisa Cirando, Suzanne Coley, Jim Eigo, Pam Heller, Rich Turnbull
Ed. 25; 10 1/2″ x 7 1/4″; 2010
Letterpress printing, digital output, stenciling, linocut and stamping on architectural papers.
Words…are little houses. Bachelard ruminates on images of intimacy, addressing the poetics of the house both psychoanalytically and phenomenologically: from the body of the house as a metaphor for the human soul, to the things contained in a house, to intimate spaces and relativity of size. Seven artists created a response each to a chapter of the book, on pages which are actual architectural renderings. These sheets provided an instant ground for the creation of layered narratives. While a number of chapters have a quiet feel, others announce themselves in large shapes and vivid colors that mostly obliterate the layers below. The final compilation demonstrates a lovely element of surprise, the beauty of the hand, and intimate variations on the poetics of space.