|Title||A Study of Blue|
|Artist / Creator||Inge Bruggeman|
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress|
|Structure / Binding||Series of 4 framed prints|
|Medium / Materials||Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||19 x 15 x 2 inches (each framed print in series of 4)|
|Edition Size||Edition of 18, series of 4|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
This work explores the definition of the word blue, particularly in its connection to patriotism. The text is contradicting itself by the color it is printed in, and in deconstructing the letterforms I am interested in the viewer looking and ‘reading’ visually before being able to define or read the word in the more traditional sense.
Artist BioInge Bruggeman makes artist's books, print work and text-based art work. She has recently finished a 2-month residency in Marseille, France and a year teaching in the Interdisciplinary Arts Department's graduate program at Columbia College Chicago. She is happy to be back home and in her studio in Portland, OR and teaching again at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Her work is shown and collected internationally, and is owned by institutions such as the Getty Research Institute, British Library, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, New York Public Library's Special Collections and in artist book collections of Yale, Harvard, Stanford and more. Although recently put to rest, Inge was sole proprietor of Textura, a letterpress printing and book arts studio for over 10 years where she had the great fortune of collaborating with artists, designers, and letterpress enthusiasts to envision their ideas in print and book form.