|Artist / Creator
|Place of Publication
|Number of Images
|Structure / Binding
|Medium / Materials
|Letterpress on antique book pages; relief plates; polymer plates; digital additions
|Rives & Hahnemuhle papers
|Number of Pages
|9.75 x 7.25 x .5 inches
|Edition of 50
|Signed & Numbered
Quilts, wooden toys, pillow cases, and other handmade objects are items we treasure or hate. They are the record of the human urge to create. Creation is not the sole domain of poets and artists but an integral part of all peoples; creation is life.
Humans have spent time remaking favorite things from the past or unique objects never seen before. The results are accomplishments but the end product is not always the goal. The process or the act of making is the core of the creative force. That process can encompass frustration or pleasure, but the desire to make continues.
This book is an altered artist’s book created using letterpress on antique book pages. Letterpress printed with relief plates, polymer plates and digital additions.
Artist BioStephanie Copoulos-Selle creates altered books by deconstructing and printing on existing books. She resurrects the old books into a new hybrid book form. Her books celebrate “every person,” grandparent, niece, and neighbor. The books view life in a fresh manner and speak new truths that resonate with the contemporary viewer/reader. They look at ordinary problems that women have faced in western society. The ordinary problems may seem trivial, but in reality, they impact largely on one’s life and interactions with other people. Stephanie Copoulos-Selle is a bookmaker, painter, and printmaker. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. She was a Grant Recipient of a Artist’s Book Residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. Her works are in the collections of: Virginia Commonwealth University, Library Special Collections, Richmond, VA; Otis College Art and Design Library, Los Angeles, CA; Yale University, Yale Arts Library, New Haven, Connecticut; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library, Special Collections, Quad Graphics, Sussex WI, and others.