About this piece:
This book is inspired by an artifact- the hundreds of pages of records my husband keeps to record all the tasks he completes on our off the grid island house. The book is titled “[workshop]” because these tasks mainly occur in that space. The images are photographs taken in the workshop, which is a room under the house with windows facing out to the sea and 30 years worth of tools (more artifacts!). The text includes an original poem, an artist statement and divider pages text excerpts from the island log. There are 19 pages. It is presented in a hand built box (made from wood salvaged from the firebox cover). The cover is made from mono-print and used sandpaper. This is a unique copy of an edition limited to 3.
archival inkjet prints, monoprint, recycled wood case, sandpaper
Barbara Strigel is a photographer and book artist living in Vancouver British Columbia. Educated at the School of the Musuem of Fine Arts, Boston, she taught high school photography for over 20 years. Recently retired from teaching, she currently travels and works full time on photography based projects that explore the way we experience specific places.