|Title||Sea of Green: Sky of Blue|
|Artist / Creator||Camille Riner|
|Place of Publication||Custer, SD|
|Process / Technique||Digital ink jet printing.|
|Image Process||Relief prints carved and printed on printmaking press, scanned and then digitally collaged.|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion|
|Medium / Materials||Dyed book cloth cover and a digital print collage; metallic threads|
|Paper Stock||Epson Ink Jet Papers|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4 x 9 inches opened|
|Edition Size||Open Edition|
|Box / Wrapper||Paper slipcase|
This blue nested accordion artist book features a relief print image of a person swimming with a large school of silver fish. I wanted to communicate awe, peace and the idea of belonging to something larger than yourself. The poem reads We meet without words, in the deep green memories of the sea. Between the waves we rise in currents of silver reflections. We are at peace, a fallen tear returned home, pressed under the bright blue forgiveness of the sky.
Artist BioCamille Riner's prints and artist books express her appreciation for the little things in life. She has appreciated being able to walk with her dog along a quiet trail, watch her 6 year old daughter marvel at the moon or sit on a hillside and see the wind move through the grass. Artist books are works of art realized in the form of a book. Riner's bookwork is based on her relief prints. Her relief prints start as blocks carved from wood or linoleum and she uses hand tools or an electric router to carve the images. The blocks are then printed using an old fashioned etching press that she cranks by hand. Riner scans and manipulates these final prints for use in her books. Each book is a combination of her prints, poems, origami (paper folding), handmade papers, beads, and linen threads. Most of her books are miniatures and easily fit in the palm of your hand. Riner has a BFA from the University of South Dakota and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before moving back to South Dakota she taught art and design at Southwestern Michigan College. Currently she works in her studio with her husband Paul Horsted and teaches workshops in printmaking, papermaking and book arts.