|Sarah Langworthy, Morpho Terrestre (2006)|
Langworthy's work is a small book of 10 gatefold pages on Sakamoto paper, bound with Japanese Multi Section binding using silk thread. The paper alone is soft and beautiful, but perhaps the most stunning part of the book is the beautiful, bold, and feeling of simultaneous depth and shallowness—like looking into a stream—of Langworthy's visual images.
Nature is the main theme of Langworthy's piece, with the images inspired by (in her words) "various plants, roots, and leaves found in late winter/early spring." The pages contain images of mountains, flowers, leaves, streams, all in the subdued tones of purples and grays juxtaposed with bright whites and blues. The paper, dyed and printed unevenly, adds even more depth to the piece and gives it a pure and natural feel.
Sarah Langworthy's Morpho Terrestre can be seen until March 31st in the Center for Book Art's main exhibition, Fine & Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art. Admission, as always, is free!
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