|Title||Frankenboro Book, No. 1|
|Artist / Creator||Jody Alexander|
|Place of Publication||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Process / Technique||Block printing|
|Structure / Binding||Longstitch binding|
|Medium / Materials||Thread on sewn pages|
|Paper Stock||Paper pages from withdrawn library books|
|Number of Pages||20 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.5 x 9 x 1 inches closed|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Frankenboro Book, No. 1 is part of a project and series inspired by withdrawn library books, Japanese textiles, the art of mending, and a KEEP stamp that was discarded from a library. Discarded library books have been deconstructed and the paper pages have been reconstructed to give the old discarded books new life. Block printed imagery from one withdrawn library book floats throughout the structure.
Artist BioJody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She combines textiles and found objects with discarded books, and gives them new life as scrolls, wall pieces, books, sculptural objects and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, mending techniques, and reuse. Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art. Jody is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship. She is the author of The Boro Aesthetic: Books, Bags, Zakka and Zokin available through Blurb and Amazon.