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Volumes

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

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Spiral Slice & Book Mark Slice

Spiral Slice & Book Mark Slice

In the Collection of Charles Perrin, NYC

  My 2001 Volumes series developed as a continuation of earlier processes and themes in my work. Water was used to transform books so that the dyes of the book fore-edges would bleed and the pages swell and warp into curled striations; a prevailing theme of “page bleed” and metaphor that runs throughout my work. The books were then dried, with much of the content scraped and sanded off, wound around themselves in continuous layers, and screwed together with fore edges presented upended to create visceral forms with new meaning. These early circular forms hint at the material and visual connection between books and the wood/trees from which they emanated

My 2001 Volumes series developed as a continuation of earlier processes and themes in my work. Water was used to transform books so that the dyes of the book fore-edges would bleed and the pages swell and warp into curled striations; a prevailing theme of “page bleed” and metaphor that runs throughout my work. The books were then dried, with much of the content scraped and sanded off, wound around themselves in continuous layers, and screwed together with fore edges presented upended to create visceral forms with new meaning. These early circular forms hint at the material and visual connection between books and the wood/trees from which they emanated

Slice 2001

Slice 2001

Cube 2001

Cube 2001

IN THE ALLAN CHASANOFF BOOK ART COLLECTION, YALE ART GALLERY.

The Hole Gallery, New York

The Hole Gallery, New York

Inside-Out Slice from Volumes on view in Summer Reading at the Hole

Strata

Strata

The First Cut 2015

The First Cut 2015

Transformed Harvard Loeb Translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
The Metamorphoses is Ovid’s epic poem about “bodies which have been transformed into shapes of different kinds.” With motifs of violence, punishment, reward, pathos, and lost speech dwelling within this classic tale, Ovid writes about human feelings in the face of the awful and the tender, the terrifying and beautiful, the violent and loving… This commissioned work draws upon my Volumes Series from 2001 and the reticulated components of my Inked Series started back in 2007.

 

 

In Private Collection, NL

In Private Collection, NL

Volumes

Volumes

…” Lee’s Volumes is simultaneously bold and subtle and endlessly fascinating. She has taken familiar objects and used them in a new way to create something totally unique. By doing this, Lee beckons viewers to revisit the familiar and reacquaint themselves with it. The result is an entirely new relationship, this is the epitome of the aesthetic experience.." Paul Janes Brown Review of Solo Exhibition VOLUMES