About this piece:
Timeless Flow: A Willamette Calendar is the second collaboration of three artists: poet, Paulann Petersen; printmaker, Barbara Mason; and book artist, Laurie Weiss. The poems collected in book follow the changes of the seasons along the Willamette River in Oregon. The book is designed using Hedi Kyle’s Pivoting Panel structure, which allowed for the sense that the poems are floating down the river printed in the background and flowing through the seasons. The pages are hand printed solar plate etchings on Somerset satin paper. The text is in Garamond font printed on translucent vellum paper.
paper, ink, book board
About the artist:
resides in Cornelius, Oregon, United Statues
Laurie Weiss became hooked on book structures in 1991, and worked to expand her knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods for binding books. She makes books that are both artistic and functional, creating journals and artist books that meld the visual with the tactile. She believes that book design should accommodate function as well as draw you to touch, open, and explore it. Recently she has been investigating new non-traditional, non-codex book structures and 2-dimensional work that pushes the conventional understanding of what a book is.