Keli Rylance – Tsundoku I


© 2017
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 10 x 16.5 x 1.5


About this piece:

Over the past five years, I have made multiple series of paneled works that combine historic bookbinding materials and techniques. They may be wall mounted or placed on bookshelves, the elements interchanged or re-arranged, displayed horizontally or vertically. “Tsundoku I” is a reference to the act of collecting books without ever reading them, words on paper rendered invisible and meaningless.


gesso board, paper, book cloth, thread

About the artist:

Keli Rylance is an art historian and archivist. She studied painting with Ron Schaefer at the University of North Dakota, papermaking with Jim Escalante at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and bookbinding with conservator Bob Muens in Key West, Florida.

I am the head of Kansas State University Libraries’ Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections

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Keli Rylance – Tsundoku I

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