|Artist / Creator
|The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design Studio
|Place of Publication
|Des Moines, Iowa
|Process / Technique
|Letterpress: split-fountain, Polymer plate
|Crane Lettra Fluorescent White, 90 lb. cover
|11 x 17 inches closed.
|Edition of 50
|Signed & Numbered
|Signed and numbered edition
With this work, I wanted to take one of my existing images and experiment with a split-fountain technique. As I straddle the line personally between an academic position and commercial position, I wanted to work with Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote about charting one's own path...
Artist BioSarah McCoy is on faculty at Drake University, as an Assistant Prof. Graphic Design, teaching all levels of design. Sarah owns and operates a letterpress Studio-The Permanent Collection in Des Moines, Iowa. Received an M.A. 2003 and M.F.A. 2005 from The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in Graphic Design. Graduated with a Graduate Certificate in 2006 from The University of Iowa Center for the Book with a concentration in letterpress printing. Sarah has been actively printing since 2001 and leading printing workshops at conferences such as the Ladies of Letterpress biannual conference. McCoy's work has been included in various national and international Letterpress and book arts exhibitions. Her work has been highlighted in a feature story, "Just My Type," in Midwest Living Magazine (November/December 2015); Princeton Architectural Press, Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints. Her essay, Digital Worlds and Dusty Letters: What I Learned From Early Colonial Women Printers, was included the Journal Lived (Portland State University, Fall, 2015).