|Title||Romeo and Juliet|
|Subtitle||Concealed Within Series|
|Artist / Creator||Linda Welch|
|Place of Publication||Ames, Iowa|
|Structure / Binding||Folded, original book pages, cord binding, waxed, slipcase|
|Medium / Materials||Original collage, screen printing, hot wax, cord|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||1.5 x 4 x 2 inches|
|Box / Wrapper||Slipcase|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
The pages of this play are taken from an old book; Shakespeare's Works, Volume II. The publisher page long since missing. This volume held 11 plays. I made a suite of eight Concealed Within Objects with this volume. Concealed Within books are an ongoing series of unique, un-openable book objects. Original book pages are folded, then bound with cord, collaged with mixed media, papers, painting, and screen printing. This bundle is then sealed with hot wax. Each book is housed in a matching slipcase. This series speaks to the appreciation of the tangible qualities of a book, but also to the implication of the inability to access the content.
Artist BioLinda Welch is a painter, sculptor and book artist living in Portland Oregon. She grew up in Iowa and lived for many years in California. She received a B.F.A. in Ceramics from Long Beach State and an M.F.A. in Textile Design from UC Davis. Her work is in private and public collections including UCLA Fine Art Library and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.