about this piece
About this piece:
Made Up is a non-scientific science book about the imaginary cellular composition of the human body. Fourteen cells are illustrated: Anger, Curiosity, Fear, Love, etc. The cell images are vibrant multi-block and reduction linoleum prints with an overlay diagram explaining how each cell operates. The text is playfully pseudo-scientific and presents theories about the attributes that “make up” a person.
paper, bookcloth, ink
Ellen Knudson is a book artist producing handmade books under the imprint Crooked Letter Press. She is an Associate in Book Arts at The University of Florida with an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama. Ellen has been a book artist for 17 years and a graphic designer for 20+ years. She has taught courses and workshops in letterpress, book arts, and design at universities and arts programs around the U.S. Her work is in the collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Yale University (CT), Duke University (NC), and many other national and international collections.