|Title||A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man|
|Subtitle||Concealed Within series|
|Artist / Creator||Linda Welch|
|Place of Publication||Ames, IA|
|Process / Technique||Collage, screen printing|
|Structure / Binding||Folded original book pages, cord binding, waxed, slipcase|
|Medium / Materials||Waxed linen thread, collage, screen printing, hot wax|
|Paper Stock||Original book pages, found papers, slipcase|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||1.5 x 3 x 2 inches closed|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Concealed Within is an ongoing series of unique, un-openable book objects. Original book pages are folded, bound with cord, and collaged with mixed media, papers, painting and screen printing. This bundle is then sealed with hot wax. Each book is housed in a matching slipcase. Book and box have a matching number or word(s) signifying the title of each work. This series speaks to the appreciation of the tangible qualities of a book, but also to the implication of the inability to access the content.
Artist BioLinda Welch is a painter, sculptor and book artist living in Portland Oregon. She grew up in Iowa and lived for many years in California. She received a B.F.A. in Ceramics from Long Beach State and an M.F.A. in Textile Design from UC Davis. Her work is in private and public collections including UCLA Fine Art Library and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.