Carol Barton – Land Forms and Air Currents


© 2015
edition of 25
dimensions in inches: 11 x 7 x 259 (fully extended)

About this piece:
Land Forms and Air Currents is Carol Barton’s most ambitious work to date. The accordion book travels across time and space, through beautiful layered landscapes accompanied by spare, image-filled poems. Stretching over 250 inches in length when fully opened, the accordion book incorporates scanned images of Barton’s original watercolors with floating pop-up additions. The limited edition of twenty-five copies is the culmination of 3 years of work. The book is bound in a cloth-covered case with debossed cover embellishments.

digital ink, paper, coverstock
About the artist:

lives in Glen Echo, Maryland, United States

Carol Barton is a book artist, curator, and teacher who has published her own artist editions and has organized both local and national shows, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Science and the Artist’s Book exhibition. Her work is exhibited internationally and is in numerous collections, including the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She is on the faculty at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Art.


Carol Barton – Land Forms and Air Currents