The Crab by Bettina Pauly

$1,200.00 - Please contact 23 Sandy for current availability.
Bill Denham’s dream, 2009
Bettina Pauly artist book, 2023

The call for entry came from 23 Sandy. The theme was ‘Dreams’.

My friend and poet Bill Denham contacted me to ask if I would be interested in a collaboration, using one of his dreams he had written down over the years.

I selected ‘The Crab’ and after different mock-ups, that did not look like the finished piece at all, I remembered Kumi Korf’s structure ‘How to Bind Five Eggs’.

The  structure allowed me to incorporate the sculpted nose as well as the poem and the pop-up crab.

Artist Bio

Bettina Pauly studied at the Academy of Art University San Francisco in the Book Arts and Letterpress program. In addition she took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

Bettina is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California.

She has been teaching book arts and letterpress classes at the SF Center for the Book, Bainbridge Island Art Center, Jaffe Art Center, and San Diego Book Arts.

She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.