handmade and japanese papers, ink
Channel and Flow documents an attempt to follow a stream on its path through a dense suburban neighborhood. It uses the structure of the book’s page turns and foldouts to represent how the stream has been contained and fragmented by the built environment. Bound in a modified long-stitch format. Letterpress printed and screenprinted with hand-made paper covers.
Channel and Flow was made during a residency at Women’s Studio Workshop in the spring of 2014. The techniques used were letterpress and screenprint. The covers were made by hand from milkweed collected and retted at Ruocco Family Farm in Sandgate, Vermont.
Sarah McDermott lives in Washington DC where she makes books and prints as the Kidney Press. She also collaborates with certain small press ventures, including the magazine Birkensnake. Sarah got her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Sarah is currently adjunct faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in the Art and the Book M.A. program.