About this piece:
This six panel accordion fold book is created from a collage of original prints–waxed relief, polaroid transfer, relief, and monotype. The backside is a lithograph. The book may be read as a codex, extended standing up as a linear narrative, and it may be displayed circular with the insides facing outward. One of the things I am attracted to when creating in the accordion format is the ability to play with multi-panel narratives. I am intrigued that juxtaposing diverse imagery facilitates the creation of new narratives. While making this book I revisited prints from my entire history as a printmaker. The process was infused with memories of printing and my personal situations at the time of each print’s making. I worked to see each image as new and fresh and unprecious so that I could combine them into new works.
Paper wrapped hard cover with ribbon tie.
paper, polaroid transfer, ink, ribbon
About the artist:
resides in Redwood City, California, United States
Nanette Wylde is an artist, writer and cultural worker making socially reflective, language-based works generally of hybrid media. She has a BA in Behavioral Science from San Jose State University and an MFA in Interactive Multimedia and Printmaking from Ohio State University. She is Professor of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico where she developed and heads the Digital Media/Electronic Arts Program. More information can be found at: preneo.org/nwylde