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List of artists

(alphabetized by first name)

Barb Tetenbaum
CJ Grossman
Donald Anderson
Ed Colker
James Todd
John Risseeuw
Karen Hanmer
Lynn Sures
Mary Hark
Robin Price
Steve Prince



Lynn Sures

Colesville, Maryland

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Variations 6

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Variations 5 & 7

VARIATIONS on the Dialectic between Mingus and Pithecanthropus erectus (prints)

handmade paper pulp painting, woodcut, watermark

10 1/2 x 7 1/2

© 2005

$175 each

Based on Charles Mingus’s musical work, “Pithecanthropus erectus,” images and words weave the music’s story together with the factual tale of the discovery of early hominid Pithecanthropus erectus. In the symbolism of Mingus, Pithecanthropus erectus represents the accomplishments but also the tragic self-satisfaction of the dominant hominid. The four stages of his rise and fall are documented in the pages of the book, in works directly responding to the music written and performed by Mingus.

Letterpress-printed woodcut images , watermarked handmade hemp sheets.


VARIATIONS on the Dialectic between Mingus and Pithecanthropus erectus
Handmade paper pulp painting, woodcut, watermark

ed of 55
10 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1/2
opens to 10 1/2 x 60

© 2005


I produced watermarked handmade hemp sheets and handmade abaca pulp paintings for the body of the book, and abaca sheets for the wrapper. My letterpress-printed woodcut images incorporate polymer plate text, and are bound accordion-style with three sewn-in pamphlets.
Rick Potts, author
Lynn Sures, artist

Lynn Sures’ artist’s books appear in the Penland Book of Handmade Books, and 500 Artist Books. Her work is
represented in collections of the United States Department of State, the US Library of Congress, Yale University, and the American Museum of Papermaking.

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