About this piece:
Mis-Direct-Ion Re-Direct-Ive is a journey through stages from passivity to action. The text describes a struggle to overcome a state of apathy and indecision caused by fear and regret. Because the handmade abaca paper is translucent, as many as three or four sheets can be visible simultaneously when layered, creating an evolving visual narrative that comes in and out of focus much as mental clarity may wax and wane. The book is composed of twelve double-sided 4 x 11 inch letterpress prints, bound with a modified long stitch in a variable edition of five.
About the artist:
Karen Hardy is a visual artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. Her practice is centered on an experimental approach to materials, and is influenced by her background in the natural sciences. She uses innovative hand papermaking techniques and a variety of non-traditional materials in her artist books, sculpture, and installation. Widely exhibited across the country and abroad, her artist books have received numerous awards and are held in national and international collections. Karen is a graduate of the book arts & printmaking MFA Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.