Rhiannon Alpers – Dwellings – SOLD OUT

© 2019
edition of 6
dimensions in inches: 7.5 x 5 x 5


About this piece:

A limited book and box edition of six, handmade paper, letterpress printed, poem written by Susan Brind Morrrow.

Multi-tray unfurling two-compartment box is made of handmade bookcloth dupioni silk in midnight purple and rust. Two dwellings are housed in the box, one a physical space and the other a dwelling create by light and negative space through papercutting.

Over-beaten abaca hand sewn cocoon sculpture is nested in one tray and a edge painted fermented overbeaten abaca accordion book with papercutting in the other. Each handmade paper piece explores the ethereal qualities of dwellings.
The poem is letterpress printed on the cover for the removable accordion paper.


paper, ink, silk book cloth, board, sinew thread

About the artist:

Lives and works in San Francisco, California, United States

Rhiannon Alpers is a papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist living in San Francisco. Her work is influenced by all types of remnants of life, and the conceptual traces those leave behind. The work is entrenched in the history and visual sensibility of cabinets of curiosities and early natural history documentation. Rhiannon has an MFA in Book & Paper Arts and a BA in Book Arts. She teaches book arts workshops nationally, and academically in the bay area. She has received the MCBA Arts Jurors’ Recognition of Merit, and exhibited at the CODEX International Book Fair.

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Rhiannon Alpers – Dwellings – SOLD OUT

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