AΣ by Linda Welch -SOLD!

These pages have been on a journey since 1826. After 188 years, they still speak, albeit in an altered format. This is a chapter from a book about the philosophy of Plato.

A one-of-a-kind altered book by Linda Welch. Her abstract, layered, mixed media books incorporate oil painting, collage, screen printing, found book pages and wax.

Linda tells us: “My artist books emanate from a true love of books. The tangible and visual experience of opening a book is a constant source of desire. Each book is created as a unique. A series may unfold, but within are individual pieces. Primarily focused on visual texture, color and composition, threads of storyline appear in unexpected ways. The books are quite tactile and are meant to be experienced. The new series of books is a response to the constant bombardment of fractured images and emotions of the past that seem to be interrupting present thought on a daily basis. The employment of collage mimics this random fusion of visions. By restructuring the fragments a new story is created.”

Artist Bio

Linda Welch is a book artist, painter and sculptor. Her work appears in many private and public collections including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and UCLA Fine Art Library. Welch was born and raised in Iowa. After high school graduation she relocated to Southern California to study art. There she earned a BFA in Ceramics from Long Beach State. Welch later went on to graduate from UC Davis with an MFA in Textile Design. After much time living on the West Coast, including Portland, Oregon, she currently resides back in Iowa.