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List of artists
(alphabetized by first name) Carol Erickson
Cheryl Bailey/Deborah Henson
E. Brooke Lanier
Marí Emily Bohley
Sun Young Kang
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord Turner Hilliker
Marí Emily Bohley
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
driftwood, linen thread, acrylic paint, beach sand, gesso and gold leaf on handmade paper
3½ x 8 x 2½ closed, 30 x 5 open
© 2010 - $820
This book is made from a piece of wood which I found at a beach. I wanted to create a piece of work which reflects the inspiring atmosphere of the beginning of a day - the light, the frozen dew if it’s a little chilly, and that everything seems possible when a day begins. When I started working on this book I didn’t have an image in mind what the book would look like. It happened while I worked on it like an unplanned day.
Hanging in Time
driftwood, linen thread, acrylic, collage with old handwritten documents on handmade paper
2½ x 7¼ x 2½ closed, 34 x 5½ open
© 2010 - $890
This book is about the importance of time and the place we are born. In a way we are “hanging in time” because this influences how we live: if we are poor or wealthy and if we can decide how we want to live or if we have to follow rules which other people decide for us. To show these ideas I used old handwritten documents which I got from a local flea market and Switzerland. I combined these with my writing.
The Book of Silence
modeling clay, porcelain figure, ink, handmade and Japanese papers
3¼ x 3 x 1¾ closed, 6 x 4 open
© 2002 - $580
I made this book because sometimes words aren’t the right answer. I wanted to illustrate how important it can be to be silent. I used four words which represent the process of silence. First there is SILENCE then we may be astonished and realize what we feel and recognize things.
My own words: SCHWEIGEN (silence), STAUNEN (to be astonished ), FUEHLEN (to feel), SINNEN (to muse), ERKENNEN, (recognition).
Marí Emily Bohley grew up in East Germany and has worked in lettering and book arts since 1999. After the Berlin wall came down in 1989, she travelled through Nepal, Tibet and South America. In 1996 –1999 she studied Bookbinding and Calligraphy at Roehampton Institute, London. In 1999, she opened a shop and gallery in Dresden. Bohley has worked as a faculty member teaching letter design at ESB Media College in Dresden since 2000.