Servane Briand – Looking for Pi-r2 – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM


5 x 4 x 4
© 2014
edition of 1Available by special order. Please contact gallery to confirm availability.


paper, ink, encaustic, rivets, bookcloth, ultrasuede, magnets

I have been obsessed with circular shapes lately. That has led me to explore a wide variety of cycles. Looking for pi-r2 is no different in its obsessive attempt to defy beginning and end. It may just be slightly more mischievous. Only one box for three translucent modules. No words. Playful? Mindful? Silly?

This works started as a collaborative project between a group of book artists (Bay Area Book Artists) and a group of printmakers (Printers At The Tannery). PAAT had a pile of reject prints that BABA shared randomly among participants. Rule is you had to make two books, one for PAAT and one for yourself. I got inspired to make more books from my own reject prints and I could not resist making a box inspired by the book structure. This is developing as an on-going project in my studio and maybe for more collaboratives as it has shed new lights on the dialogue between prints and books. SInce the original structure I developed (circular pages linked by rivets) also benefits from interacting with light, I am considering a more sculptural installation of a whole series of these pi-r2 books.

A French native, Servane first came to California in 1985 before completing her business degree in New York. Since then, she has lived in San Francisco, Paris, and Palo Alto. She worked in various fields and made a radical move from high tech to printmaking and book arts in 2006. She continues her studies with design bookbinder Eleanore Ramsey.

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Servane Briand – Looking for Pi-r2 – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM

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