|Artist / Creator||Camille Riner|
|Place of Publication||Custer, SD|
|Process / Technique||Digital pigment print of original linocuts|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion variation|
|Medium / Materials||White floss ribbon clasp|
|Paper Stock||Thai Unrynu paper cover, Epson presentation matte paper|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3 x 2.75 x .37 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 40|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Forgiveness is a miniature altered accordion artist book about the quiet and humbling power of forgiveness. It features an image of hands reaching for each other surrounded by the opening of a white blossom. The interior of the book is a digital pigment print from a digital collage of my relief prints and photographs of the sky and a flower. The poem I wrote inside reads: She is scared. Take her hand. Plant the white flower bulb your mother gave you, the one with the large waxy petals. Watch the snowy blossoms unfold, a soft rain of petals, covering everything in a quiet blanket of white.
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.