|Subtitle||Concealed Within series|
|Artist / Creator||Linda Welch|
|Place of Publication||Ames, IA|
|Process / Technique||original book printing|
|Structure / Binding||Folded original book pages, cord binding, waxed, slipcase|
|Medium / Materials||Waxed linen thread, collage, screen printing, hot wax|
|Paper Stock||Orignal book pages with top edge gold gilding, found papers|
|Number of Pages||Pages do not open|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist (for unique or unnumbered works)|
Concealed Within books are an ongoing series of unique, un-openable book objects. Original book pages are bound with cord, 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 contain a matching number, word or code signifying the title of each work. This series speaks to the appreciation of the tangible qualities of a book, but also 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.