- Andrea Dezsö, a visual artist and writer creates deeply personal narratives across a broad range of
media including drawing, artist's books, cut paper, embroidery, sculpture, installation, animation, printmaking and large scale murals.
- For the past seven years I have been making one-of-a-kind artist’s books that combine my photography
with paper engineering. Pop-up and flap books originally illustrated ideas about astronomy, fortune telling, navigation, anatomy of
the body and other scientific principles. This history prompted me to construct my own books reflecting ideas on how our selves
relate to society today. Initially, the challenge of creating pop-up books, having to construct something that physically would fold
down into a confined space helped limit what I could create.
Margaret Couch Cogswell
- "Book" is the structural
form by which I tell my stories. I define "book" broadly and the stories are often written
in images rather than words. Using simple materials and techniques such as stitching, paper mache,
paint, found objects, and cold connections I create stories that are both intimate and public. I often
employ humor and a child-like sensibility as a way to initially engage my "reader", with more
sensitive or sophisticated content beneath the surface. Without sacrificing craftsmanship, the hand of
the maker is always apparent and visible in my work. This conveys my interest and appreciation of the
rough, unpolished moments in our existence.
Daniel Essig creates wooden-covered art
books and book-based sculptures. Using a fourth-century binding style known as Ethiopian style Coptic, he creates mixed-media
book structures that incorporate unusual woods, handmade paper, found objects, fossils, and mica.
He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where he has a studio at the Grovewood Gallery