About this piece:
This Sea Right Here reads as a single moment in time, space, and thought—extending the present moment by fragmenting it across multiple pages. The handheld dimensions of the object, its journal-like binding structure, and the presence of hand-lettering make the act of moving into and then through the book, from handcut panel to handcut panel, a more intimate reader experience of this fragmented landscape.
paper, gouache, thread
About the artist:
Suzanne Glémot is a dual master’s candidate at the University of Iowa, earning an MFA in Book Arts at the Center for the Book alongside an MA in Library and Information Science. Originally form France, she holds a BA in Studio Art with a minor in museum studies from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Her creative practice centers heavily on the pursuit of fine craftsmanship, primarily in book binding, but also in hand-lettering, letterpress printing, and hand paper-cutting. This emphasis on craft works to honor the narratives and texts that are at the center of her pieces.