Fragmentary Views by Linda Welch -SOLD


A one-of-a-kind painted book by Portland artist Linda Welch. Her abstract, layered, mixed media books incorporate oil painting, collage, screen printing, found book pages and wax.

Linda tells us: “I often begin a book with a visual idea, gather raw materials and let the story unfold. By the time the pages are completed, the cover and ultimately the title of the book present themselves. Here, I was listening to many stories; the many voices for a select story. Stories we hear appear so complete, yet are often quite fragmentary. A scrap of book text appeared on top of a pile of papers on my work table as if to announce itself as the title for the experience of this book."

Artist Bio

Linda Welch is a painter, sculptor and book artist living in Portland Oregon. She grew up in Iowa and lived for many years in California. She received a B.F.A. in Ceramics from Long Beach State and an M.F.A. in Textile Design from UC Davis. Her work is in private and public collections including UCLA Fine Art Library and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.