|Harriet Bart, Plumb Bob (2009)|
|Plumb Bob (2009), in its case|
Despite being only 23 pages, there is a heaviness from the book that makes it feel almost like a piece of jewelry taken in and out of its box. The colophon of the book tells us:
Concept, text, and images by Harriet Bart are true to her interest in the transformative use of ordinary materials to express the alchemy of ideas.As always, admission is free to our exhibitions, so encourage you to come down to the Center for Book Arts and see Bart's piece (and the rest of our the wonderful art on display!) for yourself. The work is twice as beautiful when you get up close.
For more information about Fine & Dirty and other exhibitions currently on display, visit http://www.centerforbookarts.org/exhibits/ And see you next Wednesday for another taste of the letterpress and book arts currently on display!
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