|Title||The Folded Forest|
|Artist / Creator||Elizabeth Sanford|
|Place of Publication||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Publication Date||September 2011|
|Structure / Binding||Double slotted accordion|
|Medium / Materials||Watercolor and acrylic, handwritten text by the artist with acid-free ink.|
|Paper Stock||Fabriano Artistico Hot Press Watercolor|
|Number of Pages||8 pages per side|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7.25 x 7 inches. Extends out to 18 inches.|
|Box / Wrapper||Case-style folder with belly band|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
My sensibilities have been shaped by the many hours I spent exploring the neighborhood woods as a child. This book concerns the continuing allure of the three green seasons, beginning with the unfolding of the first wildflowers in spring and lasting through early fall. Each of the three chambers represents part of this yearly cycle; I’ve listed some of my associations on the inside of each, starting with spring. If you look closely, you may also see the silhouettes of various creatures and plants based on my memories; ticks appear more than once but may be hard to spot.
Artist BioElizabeth Sanford is a watercolor painter who was seduced by the book arts. She has been teaching art for more than twenty years and is currently an instructor at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville. Her many awards include First Place in both the Tennessee and Kentucky Watercolor Society Exhibitions. Museum collections containing her work include the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, the Tennessee State Museum and the Parthenon. She holds an MFA in painting and drawing from East Carolina University and a BA in art from the University of Virginia. Artist Statement I’m drawn to the luminosity of fluid paint on paper and the look of layered color. Turning my paintings into books allows the colors to escape the frame and creates rich possibilities for layering color as well as meaning. Visual books also allow me to explore my love of language, and moveable structures are the ideal habitat for my words and colors to play together.