About this piece:
Punctuated Weaving is a suite of five letterpress prints by Alexandra Janezic. Inspired by the process of weaving, each print is composed of individual lines of punctuation repeatedly printed to create a woven textual piece. Each line of type in the series was printed using hand-set metal type impressed into Somerset Satin paper. The suite of prints is accompanied by a letterpress printed title page and epigraph by Robert Lax, housed in a clamshell box handmade by the artist. There are twenty-five copies in the edition.
Punctuated Weaving looks to imbue letterpress printing with a meditative property, to make a ‘drawing’ of the physical time spent printing. Static lines of metal type are constructed to create images imitating the irregularities of fabric. The prints serve as a timeline of the artist’s decisions and movements, emphasizing the repetition involved in creating a series of multiples.
Each line of type in a print represents one press run. Each print in the series was at least 40 press runs. All aspects of design and construction of the piece were performed by the artist (i.e. designing, printing, binding).
paper, bookcloth, ink
About the artist:
resides in Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Alexandra Janezic is a visual artist and letterpress printer. Her letterpress work focuses on the intersection between text and image using metal typefaces. Her most recent work is a series of letterpress printed punctuation ‘weavings,’ reminiscent of the warp and weft in woven textiles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kansas State University and her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Book Arts from the University of Iowa. She currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa.