Artist’s statement about this work:
A boxed set of flexagon that started as a subscription. started with Inside Out or Denial is a Wonderful Thing, printed letterpress in two colors and used the continuous flexagon format. Inside Out is a 6 inches square flexagon, printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and is enclosed in a folder with complete operating instructions. The second in the series is Mid-Coastal, a 1000 Mile Commute, printed letterpress in two colors and used the tetraflexagon format. Mid-Coastal is a 5 x 10 flexagon printed on French’s Cement colored construction paper enclosed with an instruction card in a plastic sleeve. The third in the series is Nice vs. Polite, printed letterpress in two colors and used the woven flexagon format. Nice vs. Polite is a 6 x 4 flexagon printed on Mohawk Superfine paper with operating instructions and enclosed in a plastic sleeve. The fourth in the series is A Game of Fetch, printed letterpress in two colors using the hexaflexagon format. A Game of Fetch is a 6 x 6 flexagon printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and enclosed in a plastic sleeve. The fifth in the series is Where Ever You Go There You Are, printed letterpress in three colors using the rotating ring format. Wherever You Go There You Are is a 5 x 5 flexagon printed on slate blue construction paper from the French Paper Company and enclosed in a plastic sleeve with a paper wrapper containing the operating instructions and colophon.
About the artist:
Emily Martin earned a MFA degree in painting, from the University of Iowa in 1979, having previously earned a BFA and MA in drawing and painting, respectively. She started the Naughty Dog Press in 1996 to produce her own limited editions of primarily sculptural and movable artist’s books. Martin joined the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 1998, to teach a variety of classes exploring artists’ books, including Movable & Sculptural Books, Paper Engineering & Pop Up Books and Artists Books. During her career she has produced over 35 limited edition artist’s books using a variety of production techniques including letterpress printing, intaglio printing, silkscreen printing, inkjet printing and photocopies. Martin’s books are included in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally. See the collections page for the full list. Martin is very interested in the intersection of the book as an art form with the traditional craft of bookbinding.