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Inked

Altered Books by Jacqueline Rush Lee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altered_book

Nous [there's no why here] 2014

Nous [there's no why here] 2014

Manipulated Philosophy Book, Inks

“…These altered books and book sculptures by Jacqueline Rush Lee emphasize and multiply everything that I love about books, including multiplication and duplication in the bookbinding process. Her use of ink to alter the color and texture of the pages emphasizes the pages; her stacking of aged volumes emphasizes the different coloring and wear that happens to books; the loose threads and twilled pages emphasize the individual and delicate components that comprise books; and her selection of which pages and colors to reveal and how they are combined emphasizes the design and curating that goes into creating a book. The books within her sculptures are modular units, stacked and combined in forms that echo the way that books themselves are constructed, from a series of similar signatures. Even the way that her sculptures sit, resting heavily on their curled text blocks or precariously on altered spines, is so satisfyingly book-like. Overall, the distressed textures, beautiful fabrics and thread work, and stacking of paper make compelling sculptures…” Naomi Bardoff, San Francisco Center for the Book Arts

Silenda: Black Sea Book 2015

Silenda: Black Sea Book 2015

Transformation of Ovid's Tristia and the Black Sea Letters
In Private Collection, NL

Anthologia 2007

Anthologia 2007

Anthologia: A collection of literary pieces
(From Greek): Flower Gathering. Anthos: flower + legein: to collect

In Collection of Jim & Kelley Pollison, CA

 

 

Crescere 2012

Crescere 2012

Manipulated Encyclopedias, Binding, Ink

Peacock 2007

Peacock 2007

Scrambled Book Components [Ink, Book Mark, Book Headband]
In Private Collection, NYC

 

Nous [there's no why here] 2014

Nous [there's no why here] 2014

Flutter 2007

Flutter 2007

..I like to think of the books as having been engulfed by the inks of their inner texts
In Collection of Gary Chase, IL

Ode to Anselm 2013

Ode to Anselm 2013

Luminous blacks- like a raven’s wing. Occasionally, a bright red cover punctuates the blackness...

Unfurled 2007

Unfurled 2007

Original Inked Book, Manipulated Book Components.
In Collection of Dean Geleynse, HI

 

 

 

 

Studio Shot

Studio Shot

Crescere being built