|Title||Dinner With Friends|
|Artist / Creator||Laurie Weiss|
|Press Name||Black Dog Studio|
|Place of Publication||Cornelius, OR|
|Process / Technique||Digital printing|
|Structure / Binding||Miniature books; sewn text was case bound by the artist|
|Medium / Materials||Wood, copper wire, paper, binders board, found objects|
|Paper Stock||Hammermill paper|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Overall size 8 x 7 x 8 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
This work represents the opportunity for a feast of the mind, mental gluttony. The reader figure exhibits a sense of absorption, as one would with a fine meal. The seven printed books included are excerpts from novels that have some aspect of food as the central theme.
Artist BioLaurie Weiss became hooked on book structures in 1991, and worked to expand her knowledge and understanding of the principles and methods for binding books. She makes books that are both artistic and functional, creating journals and artist books that meld the visual with the tactile. Laurie is also the director of the biennial Focus on Book Arts, a 5-day event held in Forest Grove OR encompassing workshops, keynote address, artists' shop, exhibit, and evening receptions.