|Artist / Creator||Camille Riner|
|Place of Publication||Custer, SD|
|Process / Technique||Relief Prints|
|Image Process||Relief prints carved and printed on printmaking press, scanned and then digitally collaged.|
|Structure / Binding||Pop-up book with wrap-around cover.|
|Medium / Materials||Archival pigment ink printing, thread and ribbon.|
|Paper Stock||Epson Ink Jet Paper|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.75 x 3.5 x .5 inches closed; 10.25 x 3.5 inches open|
|Edition Size||Open Edition|
This pop up artist book was created from one of my relief prints entitled, Forest Bedroom. It is a small book with a book cloth cover and a handmade bird bead clasp. The image inside the book illustrates the dichotomy between fear and longing. Many of us have faced this dichotomy whether we are young and afraid of the dark but want to hear mysterious stories or older and looking to the future with uncertainty and hope. The poem written by the artist reads: Sleep my beloved-under the warmth of my love. Above the noise of the earth. Within the understanding of all who came before you.
Artist BioCamille Riner's prints and artist books express her appreciation for the little things in life. She has appreciated being able to walk with her dog along a quiet trail, watch her 6 year old daughter marvel at the moon or sit on a hillside and see the wind move through the grass. Artist books are works of art realized in the form of a book. Riner's bookwork is based on her relief prints. Her relief prints start as blocks carved from wood or linoleum and she uses hand tools or an electric router to carve the images. The blocks are then printed using an old fashioned etching press that she cranks by hand. Riner scans and manipulates these final prints for use in her books. Each book is a combination of her prints, poems, origami (paper folding), handmade papers, beads, and linen threads. Most of her books are miniatures and easily fit in the palm of your hand. Riner has a BFA from the University of South Dakota and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before moving back to South Dakota she taught art and design at Southwestern Michigan College. Currently she works in her studio with her husband Paul Horsted and teaches workshops in printmaking, papermaking and book arts.