|Title||Rabbit Cross Breeds|
|Artist / Creator||Stephanie Copoulos-Selle|
|Press Name||Citron Press|
|Place of Publication||Waukesha, WI|
|Number of Images||12|
|Structure / Binding||Altered book|
|Medium / Materials||Letterpress on antique book pages; relief plates; polymer plates; digital additions|
|Paper Stock||Rives & Hahnemuhle papers|
|Number of Pages||26|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9 x 6 x .5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 60|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Our ancestors desired to be stronger, smarter, and have better off-spring. Early humans envied animals. They created animal and human hybrids such as the Lamassu and the sphinx. During the early Twentieth Century the academic elite tried to improve the race through eugenics, which included sterilization and genocide. Today, science tells us that genetics is the solution. Human desire for control of individual destiny has come full circle from a primitive man's dream to a scientific reality. This book is an altered artist’s book created using letterpress on antique book pages bound with Rives paper and Hahnemuhle paper. Letterpress printed with relief plates, polymer plates and digital additions.
Artist BioStephanie Copoulos-Selle creates altered books by deconstructing and printing on existing books. She resurrects the old books into a new hybrid book form. Her books celebrate “every person,” grandparent, niece, and neighbor. The books view life in a fresh manner and speak new truths that resonate with the contemporary viewer/reader. They look at ordinary problems that women have faced in western society. The ordinary problems may seem trivial, but in reality, they impact largely on one’s life and interactions with other people. Stephanie Copoulos-Selle is a bookmaker, painter, and printmaker. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. She was a Grant Recipient of a Artist’s Book Residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. Her works are in the collections of: Virginia Commonwealth University, Library Special Collections, Richmond, VA; Otis College Art and Design Library, Los Angeles, CA; Yale University, Yale Arts Library, New Haven, Connecticut; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library, Special Collections, Quad Graphics, Sussex WI, and others.