New Artist Book Spotlight: Made Up by Ellen Knudson
Ellen Knudson has a magnificent new book in the gallery titled, Made Up. Photos don't do this letterpress marvel justice. The drum leaf binding includes eight gate folds that open out into whimsical "non-scientific" illustrations about "the imaginary cellular composition of the human body. Fourteen cells are illustrated: Anger, Curiosity, Fear, Love, etc. The cell images are vibrant multi-block and reduction linoleum prints with a diagram explaining how each cell operates. The text is playfully pseudo-scientific and presents theories about the attributes that “make up” a person."