|Title||The Music of my Bricks|
|Artist / Creator||Erin Sweeney|
|Press Name||Lovely In The Home Press|
|Place of Publication||Peterborough, NH|
|Contributors||Tim Belden, poet|
|Structure / Binding||Hedi Kyle's Chinese Sewing Box Book|
|Medium / Materials||Silk, cotton, kite string|
|Paper Stock||Glassine, Architecture papers, Tyvek|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||24 x 8 x 16 inches closed.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
This book was made in response to Tim Belden's poem The Music of Bricks. I used the architecture outside of my studio—a classic old New England brick church with huge windows—to inspire the piece. Utilizing Hedi Kyle's Chinese sewing box books in a myriad of materials, tied together with a kite string to represent the many projects that are often flapping in the wind between our two buildings.
Artist BioErin Sweeney lives and works in southern New Hampshire. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts. She also has a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Sweeney exhibits nationally, most recently at St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Additionally, Sweeney is an instructor, teaching book arts workshops at her Lovely In The Home Press. She also travels to teach workshops at many locales, including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Stone House, the University of Southern Maine's Book Arts Intensive; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cló Ceardlann in Donegal, Ireland, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book. She is a member of the NH State Council on the Arts' Artist Roster, and is a faculty member at New Hampshire Institute of Art.