|Artist / Creator||Ginger Burrell|
|Press Name||Midnight Moon Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Morgan Hill, California|
|Process / Technique||Archival inkjet|
|Structure / Binding||Spiral, pivoting panel, piano hinge, fishbone and flag books presented in a wooden box with animal models set in resin|
|Paper Stock||Rives BFK paper|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Box: 12 x 8 x 2 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 10|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Metamorphosis began when I was playing with Hedi Kyle's Fishbone binding. A mistake reminded me of a stalk of corn. Since my current work deals with climate change, and since food scarcity is a part of that topic, that corn stalk led me to think about a series of books which, when viewed from above, evoke the many elements that are already changing. The Spiral hurricanes and the effects of increased ocean temperature and sea mass. The Pivoting clouds the overabundance or complete lack of rain. The Piano Hinge our relationship with the sun and how, through our alteration of the atmosphere, that relationship is changing. The Flag book the wave element, the changes to our oceans. The modified Fishbone bindings the issues of food and our tree of life, our animals. Finally, there are four animals in danger of extinction, set in resin in the center of the box much as we find extinct animal parts in amber today. Winner: The Hedi Kyle Award. Congratulations, Ginger!
Artist BioGinger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She often collaborates with her husband, Greg, who is adept at U-turns because there is something that really needs photographed. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University's school of Art and Design. She teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger's primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections. Ginger lives in Morgan Hill, California, with her husband and "too many" cats.