about this piece
About this piece:
My creative process is a way to articulate the immaterial connections, precious observations and personal revelations. I am fascinated by the material and they way it can influence the concept for the project. Blood Moon book represents time compressed into an book object. Sheets of handmade cotton paper are stitched together and bound into a block that is displayed on the plank of wood, balancing and static. Just as time passed cannot be revised, this book object cannot be flipped through, only observed.
paper, wood, gouache, thread, jute
About the artist:
Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Katya Reka (b. 1982 in Ukraine) is a book and fiber artist, graphic designer and educator. Reka plays with words and materials to find and expose the poetic connections between body and nature. Her work explores handmade and digital integrating book arts, graphic design, printmaking, photography and textiles. Interested in the role and place of a book in the contemporary world, Reka combines handmade paper, textiles, traditional printmaking techniques with digital printing, video and interactive publications for digital tablets. She is represented in collections across the US and Europe.