Thursday, 25 December 2008

+ Beata Wehr + Palo Pallas + Book Artists + +

Another artist from the pages I featured in the "Conceptually Bound" post. Beata Wehr uses all sorts of materials to make artist books and she has mixed media works as well as paintings. I have to say that, for me, her bookart work is her strongest. Such delicacy and subtlety!.

On the Vamp and Tramp website
which seems to specialize in artists books Beata has a page which displays very well all of her bookart work. Worth a visit.

Incidentally and coincidentally the image here of Beata's which I have included was created for the Fourth International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius - the theme for this was "Rabbit and House." , which I was invited to submit for by the organizer
Kestutis Vasiliunas, I did do research and even made some prints but ultimately didn't feel that the creative outcomes which I had arrived at were sufficiently enough successful to make an artists book that would be up to the standard I imagined necessary for this caliber of exhibition.
Incidentally I met Kestutis in Falun, Sweden where we were both invited to exhibit as a consequence of being in the book "Printmaking at the Edge" by Richard Noyce.

See also an album on Flickr about the exhibition/event in Falun

Whilst on the Tramps and Vamps website I came across Palo Pallas' "chair - books" oh they are just wonderful. The website is well worth a visit especially for the series of books made in this way.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Aine,
    Thank you so much for your encouraging comment!
    I have just started looking at some of you work on your blogs and website. I really like the trace monotypes on wood. I'm excited to have found your blogs - a lot of interesting work to look at! I love the links you posted on artists books.

    I also saw that you were one of the aritsts in Printmaking at the Edge. Lisa Bulawsky is actually one of my professors. Small world =)

    Happy New Year to you too!
    Take care,


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