Penny Maltby
United Kingdom

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

I enjoy mark making using direct printing as a medium and have chosen to take the bookmarks theme very literally – the marks are made from the pages and covers of unwanted books from the bargain box in the charity shop. They have been embellished with book cloth numbers and bookbinding linen thread. As a student I liked to scour the library for those old and sometimes odd books that had not been taken out for a while (soon to be destined for the bin or the charity shop) and took them out on loan in order to give them a longer shelf life and a new/updated stamp inside their cover. I still love the feel of a real book and cannot seem to embrace digital versions in the same way.