Holve/Sher – A Bed of Verbs


© 2014
edition of 4
dimensions in inches: 5.25 x 9.75 x 1


About this piece:

Brooke Holve & Elizabeth Sher traveled to Iceland for an artist residency during the summer of 2012. They were awed by what they saw: the geologic wonders and phantasmal forms gave them a glimpse of what the earth might have been like in its beginnings. Iceland was a “land of the verb” with underground rumblings randomly spewing out steam, lava and rocks through pockets in the earth.

A Bed of Verbs is the second book collaboration between the two.

The book is a compilation of landscape images taken in Iceland. The digital images have been layered and embedded with verbs that describe how the landscape was shaped.
Verbs include: burns, chills, churns, coils, cracks, erupts, oozes, pads, roots, scalds, scrape, spew, sprays, steams.


paper, ink, metal, book board, book cloth

About the artists:

Live and works in Sebastopol/Oakland, California, United States

Brooke Holve is a visual artist working in Sebastopol, CA. She draws from a variety of mediums to make mixed media works, installations, constructions and artist books.

Elizabeth Sher is an artist and filmmaker working in Oakland, CA. She merges traditional media and digital technologies to create opportunities for charting new realms.

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Holve/Sher – A Bed of Verbs

by Alicia Bailey time to read: 1 min