About this piece:
Intrusion is a modern bestiary that illustrates the conjured effects of human encroachment on nature and wildlife. These contemporary beasts are the amalgamation of animal bodies and environmental abuses — the illustrated outcomes of the human excesses of plastic bottles and bags, the unrestrained consumption of goods and the inordinate amount of garbage it creates, the imprudent disposal of decor and furniture, the overuse of water and the naive assumption that water is forever guaranteed, and the evolution of disease that is the consequence of carelessness.
Text from various online sources as cited and credited to each author. Other text written by the artist. Letterpress printed on Okawara mulberry paper from woodcuts on baltic birch plywood, handset types, and photopolymer plates. Poetic verses on the reverse side are written by the artist’s son, Gus. Accordion binding by the artist with helpful conversations from Anna Embree.
paper, ink, book cloth, book board
About the artist:
Ellen Knudson is a book artist producing books under the imprint Crooked Letter Press. She is currently Associate in Book Arts at The University of Florida. Ellen has been a book artist and designer for over 25 years. She holds an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama. She has taught book arts and letterpress at University of Florida, University of Alabama, graphic design at Mississippi State University, Wayne State University, and workshops across the U.S. Her work is in Library of Congress, SF-MOMA, Yale University and many other collections.