Created for the 2015 Ideation Experience exhibition.
Artist Statement about work:
Inspired by the extant maya codices, codex relicus is a series of four unbound, hand-printed pages on amate bark paper made by the artist. It is a meditation on the transmission of language. This piece delves into the relationship between human beings and artifacts, and how we interact with these tools to understand our past, present, and future.
Created using the following Ideation Deck card draws: color – monochromatic; structure – single sheet binding; image – self-generated; technique – high-tech; layout – asymmetrical; text – process of erasure; paper- handmade. Adjectives: graphic , narrative , simple , poetic , wild card: incorporate self-reflexivity or evidence of process
Lisa Miles is an emerging book artist and papermaker who is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She holds a BFA in graphic design from The New England School of Art & Design in Boston, Massachusetts. After college, she moved to New Mexico and earned associate degrees in printmaking and book arts at the Santa Fe Community College. Originally from New England, Miles has been reborn as a New Mexican and is eager to return to the high desert where she will continue to make handmade books and paper.