|Title||Surrealism in America|
|Artist / Creator||Lynn Skordal|
|Place of Publication||La Conner, WA|
|Process / Technique||Collaged inkjet images|
|Structure / Binding||Altered book|
|Medium / Materials||Vintage Reader's Digest book, old smoking pipe, hand-cut letters|
|Number of Pages||5 spreads|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches closed|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Surrealism in America is a one-of-a-kind altered book project. The existing book was an old Reader’s Digest publication containing true crime stories. The book has been substantially altered with collage and paper cutting to transform it into a cheeky picture book on American surrealism, including references to Magritte’s mother, a hand-cut niche into the body of the book housing a vintage pipe, and soaring schools of celestial fish on the endpapers.
Artist BioLynn lives and works in the tiny town of La Conner in the far Northwest corner of the US. After retiring from the practice of law ten years ago, she began making artist’s books and small works on paper. Old-style cut & paste collage has been and remains a favorite medium, and she frequently also incorporates sewing techniques, thread, fabric, metal, wood and other materials into her pieces. The goal is always to tell a story that might startle, amuse or provoke. Lynn's work has appeared in book arts and collage exhibitions across the country, in books and magazines, and is included in many public and private collections across the country.