|Title||Shakespeare Series - The Life and Death of King John|
|Artist / Creator||Linda Welch|
|Place of Publication||Ames, Iowa|
|Structure / Binding||Altered books|
|Medium / Materials||book enclosed in a decorative slipcase|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||1.125 x 2.5 x 1.625 inches|
This work is from a collection of 24 miniature altered books created from a vintage book of plays of William Shakespeare. In true Welch style, each book is visual and very tactile as they offer yet another interpretation of these timeless classics. Each miniature volume has been cut apart and rebound from an estate sale found book. Linda then adds an abstract painting on paper as the cover and each book is enclosed in a unique slipcase.
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.