Amy Pirkle – Eight Bedrooms


c. 2013
edition of 15
>9 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches


Eight Bedrooms examines the prominent role that memory serves in my relationship with my twin sister. From birth through our senior year in college, we shared 8 bedrooms; each page in this book presents a specific memory each of us formed in that place. I letterpress printed Sara’s memories in green and mine in red, and carved the floor plans of each bedroom from linoleum. On these prints, I used a pochoir technique to create a matching circle to represent where each of us slept in that room.

Hahnemuhle Bugra papers, Asahi bookcloth, binders’ board, ink

Amy Pirkle established Perkolator Press in 2005 and received her M.F.A. in Book Arts from The University of Alabama in 2007. As a printer and book artist, her primary media is letterpress and reduction relief. Her work resides in Permanent Special Collections in over 40 universities across the United States including the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown, RISD, and Yale. Amy currently teaches book arts, drawing, and design at UA for the Department of Art, University Honors, and New College.

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Amy Pirkle – Eight Bedrooms

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