|Title||26 Soldiers of Lead|
|Artist / Creator||Laurie Corral|
|Press Name||Asheville BookWorks|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress, Risograph, typewriter|
|Structure / Binding||Box object / wundercabinet. Japanese binding, flat back binding and a flag book.|
|Paper Stock||Various Japanese and found papers|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||10 x 8.5 x 1.5 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
The objects in this wundercabinet re-count a conversation with a printer who was retiring and selling his shop. Twenty-six bullets are cast from damaged type. The weight of two pieces of type and one bullet cast from the same material are nearly identical, examining how words can be as dangerous and devastating as bullets. Winner: The Hedi Kyle Award. Congratulations, Laurie!
Artist BioLaurie Corral is founder, owner and director of Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC, USA. Laurie holds degrees from West Virginia University, University of Illinois and Cranbrook Academy of Art. Prior to opening Asheville Bookworks, Laurie worked at The Hickory Museum of Art as Education Director from 1994 - 98; and as Director of Signiture Studio XI, a workspace / gallery supporting artists with disabilities, 1998 - 2000. Asheville BookWorks was launched in 2004. ABW fosters a vibrant book arts and printmaking community, where knowledge and discourse is cultivated through independent practice, guided workshops, exhibitions, and events. Each aspect and episode of Asheville BookWorks conveys an appreciation of the creative process and the hand at work. Laurie recalls being an avid book lover from childhood and the feeling of holding a Beatrix Potter book that 'fit her hands.'