|Artist / Creator||Roberta Lavadour|
|Press Name||Mission Creek Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Pendleton, Oregon|
|Process / Technique||Typewriter, silk screen and pierced paper|
|Structure / Binding||Slit octavo structure in a simple preservation pocket|
|Medium / Materials||Found slide film|
|Paper Stock||Cover paper by Cave Paper. Other papers: Zerkall Nideggen and tule paper crafted by the artist|
|Number of Pages||7 panels|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.25 x 8.25 x .5 inches. Extends out to 21 inches|
When I think about Hedi's work I think of simplicity and flawless execution. Even the seemingly complex structures she's developed are best articulated in a spare and elegant style. Her work has informed mine in terms of pushing me to explore possibilities that are both inventive and structurally sound. With this piece I wanted to honor the preservation work she's done and use it as a departure point for looking at the idea of preservation from a personal point of view. This piece is part of the body of work called Finding Home, which brings found objects together with an exploration of broken lineage.
Artist BioRoberta Lavadour lives and works in eastern Oregon, at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Her work is fueled by a rampant curiosity, found objects and exploration into her family history. Her work resides in many public and private collections across the United States and around the world.