Madame Adam by Linda Welch


Concealed Within is an ongoing series of unique book objects. Original book pages are folded, bound with cord and collaged with mixed media, papers, painting, and screen printing. This bundle is then sealed with hot wax. Each book is housed in a matching slipcase. Book and slipcase contain a matching number, word or code signifying the title of each work. This series speaks to the appreciation for tangible qualities of a book, yet implies the inability to access the content.

Madame Adam, aka Juliette Lambert, 1836 to 1936. She was a French author and feminist who lived through many tumultuous chapters of French history, including the Revolution of 1848.

Artist Bio

Linda Welch is a painter, sculptor and book artist currently living in Ames, Iowa. After growing up in Iowa, she spent most of her adult life living on the West Coast. She holds 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 throughout the United States, including UCLA Fine Art Library and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.