|Artist / Creator||Linda Welch|
|Place of Publication||Ames, Iowa|
|Subject||Plato, Altered Books|
|Author of Text||Plato|
|Process / Technique||Original printing from 1826, Sumptibus Ricardi Priestley, Publisher|
|Structure / Binding||Bound volume in slipcase|
|Medium / Materials||Collage, acrylic on covers and slipcase|
|Paper Stock||Original book pages, one chapter from Platonis, restructured|
|Number of Pages||Pages 185-239|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2 x 5 x 1.5 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
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 BioLinda 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.