|Title||Modern Library Classics I|
|Artist / Creator||Jody Alexander|
|Place of Publication||Santa Cruz, CA|
|Process / Technique||Image transfers|
|Structure / Binding||Japanese side sewn binding|
|Medium / Materials||Linen, thread, book cloth from withdrawn library books|
|Number of Pages||10 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9 x 6 x 0.5 inches closed|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Modern Library Classics I is part of a project and series inspired by withdrawn library books, Japanese textiles, the art of mending, and a KEEP stamp that was discarded from a library. Bookcloth from discarded library books are combined with antique linen to give the old discarded books new life. Image transfer appropriated from one withdrawn library book floats throughout the structure.
Artist BioJody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She combines textiles and found objects with discarded books, and gives them new life as scrolls, wall pieces, books, sculptural objects and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, mending techniques, and reuse. Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art. Jody is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship. She is the author of The Boro Aesthetic: Books, Bags, Zakka and Zokin available through Blurb and Amazon.