|Title||A Book of Mosses|
|Artist / Creator||Lynn Skordal|
|Place of Publication||La Conner, WA|
|Structure / Binding||Altered book with hand-cut niche|
|Medium / Materials||Vintage Atlas, collaged inkjet images, commercial marbelized papers, brass name plate and corner reinforcements, various dessicated mosses|
|Number of Pages||1 spread|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9.75 x 12.5 x 1 inches closed|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
In 2011, I created an altered book called “Geology” by altering a vintage nature book entitled "Hammond’s Nature Atlas of America." “Geology” featured collage work, paper-cutting, brass fixtures, a quote about destiny and geologic forces, and a 3D paper diorama set into a hand-carved niche. I never liked it very much and never exhibited it. Six years later, I tore out the diorama, ripped out and/or papered over the existing pages, and installed some moss. Now it is “A Book of Mosses.” I like it better, but we’ll see…..
Artist BioLynn lives and works in the tiny town of La Conner in the far Northwest corner of the US. After retiring from the practice of law ten years ago, she began making artist’s books and small works on paper. Old-style cut & paste collage has been and remains a favorite medium, and she frequently also incorporates sewing techniques, thread, fabric, metal, wood and other materials into her pieces. The goal is always to tell a story that might startle, amuse or provoke. Lynn's work has appeared in book arts and collage exhibitions across the country, in books and magazines, and is included in many public and private collections across the country.