About this piece:
Edward Carpenter’s 1883 poem from Towards Democracy letterpress printed at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts with handset metal type on unbleached Thai Mulberry paper. Circular imagery printed in various shades of greens and blues complements the text. Celadon endsheets of Hanji paper connect the text pages to the Somerset Velvet Antique paper cover, inset with a printed sage green paper circle. The softcover flutter binding is wrapped in a sage green bookcloth-covered chemise housed within a basswood slipcase.
paper, ink, bookcloth, board, basswood
About the artist:
Lives and works in Norwich, Vermont, United States
Stephanie Wolff is an artist, hand bookbinder, printer, and book conservator. She was the Fall 2015 Helen M. Salzberg Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. In 2013 she was awarded a Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. Her current body of work focuses on themes of weather, history, and rural life. Her artist books are held in library and private collections and included in 500 Handmade Books, Volumes 1 & 2. In addition to working on her own creative projects, she teaches book arts to students of all ages.