Artists' Books

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Creation Date

2020

Description

1 volume (8 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations ; in box 11.5 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm. Unique book. Artist's statement: Black, the sum of all colors, mysterious, all-encompassing, a shroud, a swarm. Familiar but unknowable, coveted and uncontained. This book work considers the encompassing nature of blackness. Box containing painted cube surrounded by four flaps featuring single signature books. Each stitched cover opens to reveal a poem about the color black. Media: Book cloth, book board, paper, acrylic paint, graphite, glass, embroidery thread, silk, watercolor, graphite. "Created while watching spring bloom and events unfold during COVID-19."--artist's website. Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections exhibition By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit fall, 2021.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record

https://librarycat.risd.edu/record=b1677060~S4

Press

[Dallas, Texas] : [A Bee Press], 2020.

Rights

©Banks, Alisa. Dallas, TX: A Bee Press, 2020

Techniques

folded books; board books; embroidery (visual works)

Materials

paper

Measurements

11.5 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm

Black is every color

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