Work from Students enrolled in SUMMER BOOK ARTS WORKSHOP, ART 342 / EPC 582, May 18 - June 12 with Instructor Rebecca Goodale
This Online Exhibition highlights each participant’s unique artist’s book, created as their final project. At the end of a four-week session, students had six weeks to complete one final project book, with the only requirement that students use some of the skills learned during the previous four-weeks. The result is an eclectic mix of student energy and creativity. This ONLINE course offered an opportunity for students to have a similar experience to the USM Summer Book Arts Program. Professor Goodale taught a variety of techniques throughout the session, including various book forms.
Poem by Paula Shevenell from her Artist’s book, “Cups, Pots, Bowls” (Book Image Right)
A cup of tea for warmth and comfort.
A pot of tea with a friend.
A pot of basil for seasoning,
of flowers for cheer.
A cup of glögg for celebration,
a cup of eggnog as well.
A bowl of paper white bulbs,
of reeds soaking for a basket.
A pot on a shelf to recall an adventure.
A bowl of sand, shells, and sea glass,
of pine boughs and holly.
A bowl of dough rising,
of stew to feed a family.
Vessels holding our lives.
Work from Students enrolled in TIME AND SPACE TO CREATE, at Home Residency, ART 399/ 499 / 599, July 19 - 26, with Instructors Rebecca Goodale & Lin Lisberger
This Online Exhibition highlights the Final Project made during the month of August. Participants were expected to create either an Artist’s Book or finished drawing to exhibit here in this online Gallery. This course focused on attention to content and design utilizing some experimental techniques. Each student was expected to create a group of Artist’s Books or Drawings about their one-week studio intensive, actively responding to the visual world around them. Each student worked with several blank artist’s books, sketchbooks, and rolls of paper prepared for the journey into their At-Home-Residency. Students developed a series of drawings and artist’s books throughout their intensive Residency week.
Text from “Ode to Bookscrap” by Mark Ford ("Ode to Bookscap" Datail Below)
Bookscrap is bold news! Bookscrap is great news! It’s never old news, never fake news.
Bookscrap is found, unbound and the other way around. It’s figure and ground,
consonant and vowel sound.
Bookscrap is hardcore and hard to ignore.
It’s what’s in store,
pas encore et comme toujours;
It’s postwar from the dollar store,
Voldemort and Dumbledore.
Bookscrap is brawn. Bookscrap is brains. It’s proper work and what remains.