Stephanie Wolff – The Swiss Cheese Defense – SOLD OUT

© 2020
edition of 3
dimensions in inches: 3.75 x 3.75 x .75




About this piece:

This book is my interpretation of The Swiss Cheese Respiratory Virus Defense, an infographic showing the possible protective layers between a virus and a human. These layers include physical distance, masks, test and trace, quarantine and vaccines, among others. The infographic is by Australian virologist Ian M. Mackay, and built on ideas by James Reason. Used under a CC BY 4.0 license. Mackay, Ian M. (2020): The Swiss Cheese Respiratory Virus Defence, figshare. Figure.

The Strathmore and Canson papers are hand- and machine-cut and have been hand-colored with acrylic ink. All text is set in Futura. The single sheets are bound into a concertina with soft covers and housed in a slipcase with a colophon wrapper and protective chemise.


paper, acrylic ink, thread, board

About the artist:

Lives and works in Norwich, Vermont.

Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, often with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life. She has been awarded fellowship/residencies, including from the American Antiquarian Society and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Her artist books are held in public and private collections and been exhibited in the United States and Germany. As a longtime teacher of book arts, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from many years in bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts.

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Stephanie Wolff – The Swiss Cheese Defense – SOLD OUT

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