Created for An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street, a global book arts’ response to the car bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad on March 5, 2007. In designing the book I wanted aspects of the form to communicate aspects of the complexity of the content, that are not overtly stated in the text. I chose wood relief because I wanted the look of the pages to have a hand-printed aesthetic to reflect the long history of books, the printed word, and the the street itself.Oil based wood relief printing in an accordion fold book.
Nanette Wylde is an artist, writer and cultural worker making socially reflective, language-based works generally of hybrid media. Wylde has a BA in Behavioral Science from San Jose State University. Her MFA is in Interactive Multimedia from Ohio State University. She is Professor of Art and Art History at California State University, Chico where she developed and heads the Digital Media/Electronic Arts Program.