|Artist / Creator||Christiane Grauert|
|Place of Publication||Milwaukee, WI|
|Process / Technique||Laser print|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion|
|Medium / Materials||Red stamping ink|
|Paper Stock||Index paper, 110 lb, ivory|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||10 x 16 x .325 inches closed. Extends out to 80 inches.|
|Edition Size||Open edition|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Folding City is a sculptural book project without text that functions as a portable temporary environment which can be unfolded, displayed, and contemplated by the viewer. It is part of a larger body of work concerned with using pop-up structures to translate natural and urban landscapes. The work originates from a desire to recreate a spatial experience that is awe-inspiring while at the same time bringing about something similar to a state of meditation.
Artist BioChristiane Grauert is an American-born illustrator who grew up in Germany. She graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany and received her MFA in Visual Studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She teaches as a Professor in Illustration at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Grauert's mixed-media images have appeared nationally and internationally in numerous publications, on book covers and posters, as well as in textbooks and children's books in Germany and South Korea and has been featured in national and international illustration and design competitions. In her recent work she explores the dimensionalilty of paper and the translation of her imagery into paper pop-up constructions.