Lectio Divina explores the practice of sacred reading by way of repetition, meditation, and contemplation. This series of three accordion books is enclosed in a four-flap portfolio case. Each book is letterpress-printed with handset metal types and washed with sumi ink. The books, collaged strips, embroidered thread, and case are from unbleached abaca paper made by the artist. This book can be ‘read’ sequentially or can be displayed as three opened panels.
handmade abaca paper and thread, linen thread, sumi ink, metal type
Steph Rue is a book artist in Iowa City, Iowa. She is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she studies bookbinding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and book history. Before moving to Iowa, she studied book arts and letterpress printing in Oakland and San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.