I printed A Solemn Request during my time as artist-in-residence at The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota in May 2017. I began working on this book idea after my identical twin sister was diagnosed with cancer, and my doctor recommended an MRI for me since I was considered high-risk. The noises of the machine were overwhelming, but the longer I was in there, they began to fade and all I could hear was the repeating thought in my head, a solemn request that everything would be okay.
paper, ink, glue, tissue tape
About the artist:
Amy Pirkle established Perkolator Press in 2005 and received her M.F.A. in Book Arts from The University of Alabama in 2007. As a printer and book artist, her primary media is letterpress and reduction relief. Her work resides in over 50 permanent collections across the United States including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Meridian Museum of Art, Brown, Vanderbilt, and Yale. Amy is a full-time instructor at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she teaches book arts, design, and interdisciplinary studies.