|Artist / Creator||Ellen Knudson|
|Place of Publication||Gainesville, FL|
|Contributors||Various authors, and my son, Gus|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress printed|
|Number of Images||10 woodcut prints|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion binding|
|Medium / Materials||Okawara paper and woodblock prints, metal and wood types|
|Number of Pages||12 trifold pages bound as an accordion with case-style covers|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7.25 x 11.5 x 0.5 inches closed. Extends out to 252 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 35|
|Box / Wrapper||Slipcase|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
Intrusion is a modern bestiary that illustrates the conjured effects of human encroachment on nature and wildlife. These contemporary beasts are the amalgamation of animal bodies and environmental abuses — the illustrated outcomes of the human excesses of plastic bottles and bags, the unrestrained consumption of goods and the inordinate amount of garbage it creates, the imprudent disposal of decor and furniture, the overuse of water and the naive assumption that water is forever guaranteed, and the evolution of disease that is the consequence of carelessness.
Artist BioEllen Knudson is a book artist / designer producing handmade books under the imprint Crooked Letter Press. She is currently an Associate in Book Arts at The University of Florida. She holds an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama. Ellen has been a book artist for 20 years and a professional graphic designer for 28 years including graphic design positions at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Detroit Institute of Arts. She has taught letterpress printing and Book Arts at The University of Florida, The University of Alabama, and graphic design at Mississippi State University and Wayne State University, as well as letterpress & book arts workshops around the country. Her work is in the collections of The Library of Congress (DC), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Yale University (CT) and many other national and international collections.