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List of artists
(alphabetized by first name)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
WAITING - 45 days/45 book ideas
purchased plain paper journal covered w/ fabric and 2 ties, paper collage, and various inks
8 1/2 x 11 x 1 1/2 closed; 17 x 11 open
I had been waiting for my father to die from alzheimer’s for many years and shortly after he died, I applied for a fellowship at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA to print a series of books on ”counting coup.” While waiting to hear about acceptance, I began this journal to design a book a day for 45 days. I didn’t get the fellowship but a year later I found a letterpress and I’ve been making books ever since as counting coup press.
This was the first in a continuing series of books on counting coup. The book consists of handwriting with ink and collage samplings with collage, photocopy, found and ‘real art.’
Suzanne Vilmain was born 1949 Waterloo, Iowa and received a BA in English at the University of Northern Iowa. She taught high school and later college, and now workshops.Suzanne worked as a freelance computer graphic designer from 1984-2000 and is currently a book artist and letterpress printer living on an edge of the Rio Grande, New Mexico.