Media: Handmade paper (cotton/abaca, T-shirts), letterpress (polymer plates), double sided accordion/pamphlet binding
Edition of 100
Unbound, a limited edition artist book honoring the veterans of Prince Edward County’s 1959 school lock out. The book recounts the closing of the public schools in Prince Edward County, from 1959 to 1964. Unbound tells the story of these events with timelines, archival evidence and collected narratives from local veterans of the closings. Gold stars flow through each page with one star for each person whose life was permanently altered by the school closings. All 100 copies of the book were letterpress printed on handmade paper in a single month, produced as a true collaboration by community members, undergraduate students, Art & History faculty, and Bishop visiting artist J. Peterson, in Farmville, VA at Longwood University's Short Twig Press. Short Twig Press is a recently established fine print, limited edition book press at Longwood University. All proceeds go to support future press projects.
Media: handmade denim & recycled cyanotype paper, copperplate etchings, letterpress
Edition of 5
The key to staying healthy is never eating too much of one thing, Too much pie can make you sick! Balanced was created as a reminder to divide the day into equal slices of work, relationships and play. The sequence of images begins with an “m” and extends from buzzing flies to the fish (that is either kept or released). The cycle continues with the great blue heron and ends with a slice of blueberry pie. This accordion book contains copperplate etchings pulled on handmade denim/recycled cyanotype paper. The word ‘balanced’ is letterpress printed using lead type.
Media: Handmade paper(cotton/abaca, denim), letterpress (wood type A), french knots, helvetica stencils
The phrase "Mind your Ps and Qs" refers to giving advice to printers' apprentices to avoid confusing lowercase Ps and Qs. Printer's should also mind their Bs and Ds, for setting type can be time consuming and handmade paper (at one point in time) was an expensive commodity. One might outgrow the phrase, but in today's day and age one one should still mind his/her manners.