fission by Kate Barber

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Tracing the interrelated co-evolution of earth and life, this project explores the connection between the enormity of the universe and the microscopic details of life. Three pamphlet insets explore the development of Earth, molecules, and life. They are structured to hide and reveal text and images, which allows the reading to unfold organically. The text continues onto the back of the accordion where it delves into humanity. The imagery is comprised of contrasting organic circles and graphic lines. These polar aesthetics work in tandem with the text and play off each other to create their own unique narrative.

Artist Bio

Kate Barber is a traditionally trained book binder, letterpress printer, and paper maker. Her work spans from historic binding models to limited edition artist books. She holds an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama and currently lives in North Adams, Massachusetts. Her work is represented by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers.