Laura Russell, USA
|Sightings : Laura
Russell, Simply Books, Ltd., Portland, Oregon, USA
Today is the first day of my new life - my new creative life that
is. After five years of being too busy for my own art work and
not having a dedicated art studio, I finally have a new space.
This series of four bookmarks for Bookmarks
X was the perfect creative kickoff to
celebrate my new studio space, which I moved into the same week
Sarah's email about the bookmarks arrived. What a great inaugural
project and creativity boost!
photographs taken from four of my limited edition artist books.
I've often wondered why artists don't often revisit older bodies
of works once a project is complete. These bookmarks are me thinking
about how to do that. The photographs are all near and dear my
heart and once they are inside a book and all of the books in
the edition are bound do they really need to be done and hidden
away inside the books? I'm thinking these days about how to repurpose
older images is fresh new ways. These bookmarks are my first experiments
at creative re-use.
is a book artist and photographer in Portland, Oregon who caught
the book arts bug 15 years ago during a slide show of handmade
books from Shereen LaPlantz's
how-to book titled Cover to Cover.
Laura's limited edition artists' books are collected by numerous
universities and museums. She is also the owner of 23
Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery specialising
in the book and paper arts.