|Artist / Creator||Ashlee Weitlauf|
|Press Name||pell mell press|
|Place of Publication||Burlington, NC|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion in case-style cover with six collotypes (plus one small collotype on the cover)|
|Medium / Materials||Photo lithography and letterpress|
|Paper Stock||Handmade paper|
|Number of Pages||12|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.625 x 5.75 inches (closed); extending out to 4.625 feet when open.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 5|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
This book was made in response to feeling defenseless. It all started when Bush got re-elected, our car got totaled, my tooth fell out, my sister in-law passed away, my Grandmother passed away, and our rotten landlord refused to fix the heating unit in our house, forcing us to move out on Christmas day. Sometimes things just look better through rose colored glasses. The images are from looking threw the dilapidated fence at the unheated house in search of something beautiful and comforting in the world while my world fell apart from within.
Artist BioBorn in Paducah, Kentucky, Ashlee Weitlauf received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee in 2002 and her MFA in Printmaking/Book Arts at Arizona State University in 2006. Specializing in letterpress printing, bookmaking, and hand papermaking. Her work has been featured in national and international juried exhibitions earning her numerous honors and awards. Some notable shows include Guild of Book Workers Centenary Show at the Groiler Club, New York City, 4th International Book and Paper Triennial at Columbia College, Chicago, and Pressing Issues at Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington D.C. Ashlee lives in Burlington, North Carolina where she is a studio artist and works in Book Conservation.