The Industrial Age by Elsi Vassdal Ellis

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This summer I began a series using whatever materials available in my studio. This is the first in the Waste Not/Want Not & Use What You Have series and the first in the Monochrome series. A word list on the industrial age was created, art in drawers collated and the printing evolved on 33 12x18 sheets of Construction Grout Gray. Once the backgrounds were completed, the sheets were cut down to 6 x 6 inch squares with type and additional images added. No extra effort was taken to print all the type well – not enough paper for that and some of the letters were too worn. Sheets not used for the textblock were used on the cover.

Artist Bio

Elsi Vassdal Ellis creates books in a well equipped studio outside Bellingham on 20 acres of what was once part of the Buckholtz Homestead. Born in Fallon, Nevada, in 1952, she spent her formative years in Iowa City, Iowa, before settling down in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1983 she has produced over 95 editions and 120 unique books employing a variety of reproduc­tion techniques and materials. Her work is permanently housed in many public collections including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York City Public Library, Ruth and Marvin Sackner Ar­chive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Grabhorn Collection in the San Francisco Public Library, and Arts of the Book Collection in the Yale University Library. Western Washington University has been her professional home since 1977 where she holds the rank of full professor and teaches courses in design production and (occasionally) book arts.