|Artist / Creator||Rachel Fish|
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Author of Text||Rachel Fish|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress|
|Structure / Binding||Coptic variation book with slip cover.|
|Medium / Materials||Letterpress, handset type, pressure prints, image transfer.|
|Number of Pages||9 page spreads|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9 x 12 x 1/2 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 8|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
When I arrived in Minneapolis for an artist’s residency at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, I hit the streets with my camera asking strangers for their photos and conversation. These photos I translated into pressure prints. The conversation, revolving around ideas about community, diversity and connection inspired my self-written text. Together the image and text became a book that honors my hometown, its diverse and dynamic community and speaks to our value as individuals and as part of the whole.
Artist BioRachel Fish earned her BFA at Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she studied printmaking, bookbinding and paper-making. Text is the major element connecting her work. Her process and aesthetic are informed by an affinity for letterpress-printing and traditional East Asian techniques. She is also passionate about guiding young people to find their own creative voice, which she does through teaching and volunteer work. She lives in Portland, Oregon.