Wit & Wisdom. Quotations from Notable American Women
2016·Whidbey Island, WA
by Wascher-James, Sande
Whidbey Island, WA, 2016. Artist's book, one of 8 copies, all on Stonehenge paper, each signed and numbered by the artist, Sande Wascher-James. Page size: 8 x 9 inches, 8pp. Bound by the artist: structure devised by the artist, accordion format with tipped-in cut-outs of female figures of white paper, with 2 printed tags tied to right hand that can be moved to intertwine with preceding and succeeding figures; when covers unfolded carrousel book formed; blue cloth over boards for end panels, black paper "accordion" spine, housed in matching blue box with blue lid, title on front panel and on lid of box, box lined with women's quotations printed in running text in grey which is also used as endpapers at front and rear of book. Digitally printed from design and text selection by the artist. Each page with postage stamp collage of notable American woman filling about 2/3 the page. The quotations are at the inside third of each page. Quotations include: "Nothing will work unless you do." Maya Angelou. "If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: 'I'm cheap!'" Delta Burke. "I love being an assertive, uppity woman. What's the alternative?" Erica Jong. "Men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this." Alice Duer Miller. The postage stamp images include Edna Ferber, Mary Lyon, Ida Tarbell, Mary Chestnutt, Lydia Mendoza, Lucille Ball, Shirley Chisholm, Julia De Burgos, Imogen Cunningham, Louise Nevelson, Oveta Culp Hobby, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Chen, and Nellie Cashman. Always interesting and almost always provocative, the book itself is witty. (Inventory #: 11159)
Book arts, Livres d'Artiste, Fine Bindings, American Women Authors, Book Arts, Feminism, Fine and Private Press, Contemporary Book Arts, Contemporary Private Press, Contemporary Artist's Books
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