|Artist / Creator||Jody Arthur|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Wailuku, Hawaii|
|Process / Technique||Pochoir|
|Structure / Binding||Crown binding structure|
|Paper Stock||Reused paper, Tyvek|
|Number of Pages||11 two-sided pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.5 x 7 x 1 inches|
Hedi's Dream is based on a story Hedi Kyle told me about a dream she had while she was in the process of moving from her home in Philadelphia. Packing up everything you own is stressful, and don't we all have a moment when we wish someone else would just take it all away? (Pope visitations optional.) This book was made using a crown binding structure designed by Heidi. It was made using scrap paper from the American Philosophical Society, a institution where Hedi served as Head of Conservation for many years. I used stencils to create the images and text, a technique often favored by Hedi in the classroom.
Artist BioJody Arthur is a writer, book artist and printmaker. She was born in American Samoa, has lived in Oregon, California, Philadelphia, and currently resides in Hawaii. Her transitory life inspires her work, which is concerned with travel and migratory patterns. She has created installation pieces that explore historical and personal migrations in the South Pacific. Other projects include playful pieces that parody reference and informational materials such as guidebooks and safety brochures. She received a B.A. in English literature at Lewis and Clark College, an M.F.A. in creative writing at Mills College, and an M.F.A. in printmaking and book arts at the University of the Arts.