|Title||Self Portrait in Sixteen Pieces|
|Artist / Creator||Beata Wehr|
|Place of Publication||Tuscon, AZ|
|Process / Technique||Epson archival digital printing and photocopy|
|Structure / Binding||Stab binding|
|Medium / Materials||Artist’s book, paper, linen thread|
|Paper Stock||Exact Index and Neenah UV/Ultra II|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.5 x 7 x .25 inches, closed; 14 x 7 x .25 inches, open|
|Edition Size||Edition of 75|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
This book consists of two intertwined sequences: mixed media collages and fragmented photographs of myself. Black and white portraits that I printed on a translucent paper were cut in half to show my double identity and were mostly taken from the various Polish and American important documents. Pages of my earlier book on immigration and longing became backgrounds for collaged images. Here I have used drawing, writing, and painting and I have also stitched in found objects symbolizing both countries: my native and adopted one.
Artist BioBeata Wehr is a visual artist and educator from Warsaw, Poland. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year. She graduated from the Warsaw University in Poland with an M.A. degree in art history in 1982 and from the University of Arizona with an M.F.A. in painting/combined media in 1999. She paints and creates artist's books, examining in her work the ideas of home, place, time, transience and multicultural experiences. Her works were shown in international and national exhibitions and are included in over 50 public collections in the USA and abroad.