|Title||Food For Thought|
|Artist / Creator||Mary Jeanne Linford and Lynn Agnew|
|Press Name||Torn Paper Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Bainbridge Island, WA|
|Process / Technique||Inkjet printed collages and tags, ephemera collected from studios|
|Structure / Binding||Unbound 'seed' packets in a wooden box|
|Medium / Materials||Miscellany made from plastic, glass, metal, etc|
|Paper Stock||Fabriano Artistico traditional|
|Number of Pages||27 pages with colophon|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11.5 x 5.25 x 5.75 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 6|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Food for Thought is an outgrowth of many thoughtful studio conversations about the state of the world. While we can always find problems to complain about, as artists we believe that there are also solutions that exist/can be discovered. This book is a home-grown attempt to prompt some creative, organic thinking about the problems that confront the world today. When making construction choices for this book, we made an attempt to use recycled or re-purposed materials as much as possible. Our intent in making this work was to cut down on the amount of "stuff" that is thrown away in our culture. The box was inspired by a 1930's seed display box and crafted by Bill Agnew using leftover fir flooring. The seed packets and labels are original collages of decorative papers, stamps and old dictionary pages, which were scanned then printed with recycled inkjet cartridges. The trinkets or "seeds" enclosed in each packet were culled from the flotsam and jetsam of years of "studio collections."
Artist BioMary Jeanne Linford and Lynn Agnew are book artists and print-makers who formed a collaborative working relationship over twenty years ago. Their most recent partnership (Torn Paper Press) focuses on the use of collage and printmaking in book form. Lynn Agnew is also known for her fiber books, incorporating hand sewn, and hand painted fabrics. Mary Jeanne Linford is best known for her humorous pop-up books and can make books of a more serious nature when required.