The Dust Collection is a selection of original poems that occupy six different artist books. They revolve around the significance of dust in the representation of the body, associations of memory, accumulation/collection, the passage of time, and the archive. What is the significance of the accumulation of dust in our intimate spaces? What things go unnoticed that still linger? What does dust contain and how does it infiltrate and relate to the body?
The imagery in this series of books was created using collagraph plates made from tile adhesive on matte board, inked and run through an etching press, photographs/textures sourced from the internet, and screen printing.
paper, ink, screen prints, thread, book board
About the artist:
Lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Kerri Mulcare is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. Her studio techniques combine paper making, printmaking, book arts, and collage. Her work is concerned with in-between spaces, the every day, nature, memory, the archive, place, the body, and time. Through printmaking and material research she investigates the book form as a functional, narrative-based art object, as well as work that challenges the form as an aesthetic opportunity that goes beyond traditional modes of binding and display; work that can be deconstructed, enlarged or sculpturally transformed.