About this piece:
The original manuscript is by Laura Wait, a memoir of time spent in London England when she was studying bookbinding. The manuscript is handwritten on pages painted with paste and acrylic, with brick motifs applied with a specially made brayer. Each book has two color monoprints and six etchings, inspired by drawings when she lived in England in the late 1970’s. The monoprints are unique to each book, although they have related imagery. Six etchings are printed on Japanese Udaban paper. The binding is sewn on a concertina with brown linen thread. The cover is brown calf leather, embossed with a large woodcuts of bricks. Housed in a custom clamshell box made by Priscilla Spitler
Also available – full set of six etchings, unbound.
leather, paper, ink, acrylic
About the artist:
Laura Wait lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is married with one son, one-dog two cats, and grows lots of organic vegetables. Born in Canada, she grew up in Boulder, Colorado. She studied art history in college in New York, and received a BA cum laude, in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, 1975. She studied lithography and drawing at Otis Art Institute. Laura went to London in 1975 where she studied printmaking and bookbinding at Croydon College of Art for five years, returning in 1981. She has been an artist bookmaker and painter since her return.