KATE KERN  Visual Artist

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One Hundredth Connection: human organs, characteristics and body parts

May 5, 2017

 

 

With documentation from another April, my artists’ book Green April ©1998 started as the chapter I made for a collaborative artists’ book project, APRIL 1996. Organized as an edition of 12 by Caryl Herfort, of LaLaLa Press, (Austin Texas) who made wonderful house-shaped boxes to contain 12 chapters, each with one page per month, from participants: Christopher Bruhn, Coco Gordon, Thomas Grace, Caryl Herfort, Adrianne Herman, Claudia Putz, Larry B. Thomas and me. To make Green April I created a  list of botanic terms (from a botanical dictionary)  that referenced human organs, characteristics or body parts and combined a selected term with a journal entry for each day (small concise observations of daily household life/interactions with weather, family and work) against digital collages of personal photos, memorabilia and fragments from nature guide books. Laser printed pages have a wire coil binding, with drawing ink and pencil added to the cover print. Size: 6 x 10”. 

 

 

 

 

    

 

     

 

 

 

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