About this piece:
“Book-ended” slices of snowflake obsidian inspired this rockbound book. And once bound, it was clear there had to be a hand-stippled snow line, prompted by the materials. In this sense, the materials are the narrative, no need for text. This book was created by morphing the shape of the front cover to a mid point shape and morphing the midpoint shape to the back cover in software. These files drove a laser-cutter to create the “volume” of the pages. The pages are stiff-leaf bound to the rock slices. The wooden case was also routed by a software file combining the shapes of the front and back covers.
Book: sliced snowflake obsidian, mat board, non-woven viscose. Case: wood, paper, cord, paint, polish, hardware
Suze Woolf studied printmaking and ceramics at the University of Washington. An early adopter of computer graphics, her career included print and interface design. Now devoted to watercolors, she began making books in order to show bodies of painting work. She has also explored paper-casting and pyrography. She has completed residencies in national parks (Zion, North Cascades and Grand Canyon Trust) and artist colonies (Vermont Studio Center, Banff Centre). She has received numerous regional and national awards; her work resides in private collections and public institutions.