|Artist / Creator||Lynn Skordal|
|Place of Publication||Mercer Island, WA|
|Number of Images||36 images|
|Structure / Binding||Altered vintage Accopress binder|
|Medium / Materials||Vintage navigational chartbook, marker paper, inkjet images, spray paint|
|Paper Stock||Vintage river chart, Bienfang translucent marker paper|
|Number of Pages||36 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||14.5 x 9 x .5 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Open Water is a one-of-a-kind altered book. The original book is a vintage Accopress-bound navigation chart book for the Kanawha River of West Virginia, published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in April 1949. Images are cut & paste collage (inkjet on paper). The text of the book, printed in soft gray print on translucent paper, is a poem written by the artist: In the beginning was the blue dream of an impossible sea...
Artist BioLynn lives and works on an island in the middle of a lake surrounded by a big city, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. After retiring from the practice of law in 2008, she began making artist's books and small works on paper. Old-style cut & paste collage has been and remains a favorite medium, and she frequently also incorporates sewing techniques, thread, fabric, metal, wood, and other materials into her pieces. The goal is always to tell a story that might startle, amuse or provoke. Lynn's work has appeared in book arts and collage exhibitions across the country.