|Artist / Creator||Monica Holtsclaw|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Beaverton, Oregon|
|Process / Technique||Digitally printed pages, hot foil title|
|Structure / Binding||Crown book with wrapper cover|
|Paper Stock||90lb watercolor, Yupo watercolor, Fabriano Tiziano papers|
|Number of Pages||8 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6.125 x 6.25 x .5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 5|
I had the opportunity to watch an interview with Hedi Kyle, in which she spoke about her background and gave a tour of her studio. It was a delight to see the objects and structures that influence her, and I saw many of my own interests reflected in what she shared. Specifically, I found that Hedi is an inspiring collector. I have saved ephemera for years, and recently have been reflecting on what I have saved and have been making work around the theme of these tokens of my past. For this book, I focused on my collection of ground transportation tickets, acquired from 2002 to 2014. I chose Hedi's Crown Book structure because of the movement of the binding as it opens and its resemblance to spokes of a wheel. One of the first artist books I made was a Hedi Kyle Flag Book, which was full of bus ticket pages. It feels most fitting that the theme carries over in my book for this show.
Artist BioMonica Holtsclaw specializes in hand bookbinding, and the creation of custom boxes and enclosures. She holds a Diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School and a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Monica currently resides in Beaverton, Oregon, where she is the proprietor of Boombox Bindery.