Inspired by Sei Shonagon’s Book of Lists from 10th century Japan. My lists were written during the year 2012, the Year of the Dragon in Sarasota, Florida and bound in the year 2013. The lists in both cases are recordings of odd facts and ideas from the past of personal trivia that when collated becomes strangely meaningful.
Pen and sumo ink on cover stock paper – bound in painted paper made by the artist – in corrugated plastic Japanese 4 panel box
Stephen Sidelinger is an artist/educator/textile artist/embroiderer and book artist. Stephen draws on vast and varied disciplines to create one-of-a-kind hand bound books of contemporary illuminated manuscripts. All of his works have Sidelinger’s distinctive personal vocabulary or visual language. Stephen Sidelinger received his BFA in Design form Syracuse University and an MS in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology.