|Subtitle||by Ernie Pyle|
|Artist / Creator||Linda Welch|
|Place of Publication||Ames, Iowa|
|Process / Technique||Complete original book pages from 1944, restructured|
|Structure / Binding||Altered book, coptic binding, wood slipcase|
|Medium / Materials||Book covers are original, linen thread, found papers, acrylic paint|
|Number of Pages||327 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Wood box measures 6 x 4.75 x 3.25 inches|
|Box / Wrapper||Slipcase|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Ernie Pyle was a Pulitzer Price winning journalist. His book, Brave Men, published in 1944, is a first hand account of life during the war from the perspective of the soldiers. This is a collection of edited newspaper columns written by Pyle while he was in Europe during WWII from 1943-1944. I altered the pages of the book and have presented it in this form as a memorial to the lives lost during this time in WWII. In fact, this volume was published just a year before Pyle lost his own life in the South Pacific in 1945.
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.