Sammy Lee – Three Willows Bindery


© 2012

edition of 125

7 1/2 x 91/2 x 1/2



Three Willows Bindery is an artist’s book documenting the personal narrative of discovering and reinvigorating a forgotten space. The book is comprised of three different types of geometric pages, varying in shape and size. The pages’ contents can expand and interact in multiple permutations based on their folds, much like a map can be refolded in various ways. The pleats of the pages also resemble the topography of the land: the overall shape of the book mirrors the site.

binder’s board, archival pigment printing on Asuka paper, Hanji

Sammy Seung-min Lee is a book artist and proprietor of Studio SML | k in Denver, Colorado. Sammy incorporates her diverse studies in fine art, design and architecture to push the boundaries of her books by investigating and experimenting with spatial, narrative, and sequential qualities. She studied bookbinding under master bookbinder and book artist, Daniel Kelm in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

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Sammy Lee – Three Willows Bindery

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