Dorothy Simpson Krause – Apache


© 2018
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 5.5 x 3.75 x 1.75

Begun on a trip to Arizona, this small book explores our appalling treatment of Native Americans. Vintage photos of Apache Indians are collaged onto small eco printed tags which are placed into a pocket accordion, designed to fit into a well-worn leather pouch.

The colophon describes the subjugation of the Apache tribes as they fought to defend their homelands in the Southwest. Prospectors and settlers, supported by the might of the United States government have gained their land, natural resources and wealth while the Apaches have lost their lifestyle and their culture, religion and ceremonies have fallen into decline.

Our treatment of Native Americans is a shameful part of our past and present.

The pocket accordion was created using a structure found in “The Art of the Fold”, by Hedi Kyle & Ulla Warchol.

Photographs from the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.


paper, bristol board, cloth, dyes, cords, leather

About the artist:

Lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Krause is a bookmaker, painter, collage artist and printmaker who utilizes digital mixed media. Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art, she and has been a Visiting Artist/ Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University and on Oceania Cruise Lines.

Krause is the author of “Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists’ Books”, (North Light, 2009), and co-author of “Digital Art Studio: Techniques for combining inkjet printing with traditional art materials”, (Watson-Guptil, 2004).


Dorothy Simpson Krause – Apache