Time Flies by Camille Riner

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Riner tells us, "Time Flies depicts two figures, a parent and child, sleeping in a boat surrounded by water. The water represents time and the unknown and the boat the journey each of us is on. I wanted to communicate how fleeting time is and how we should take breaks from our busy lives to cherish moments with our children "doing nothing." The poem by the artist reads: We float on the ever changing river of time. Swirling memories of bedtime stories, butterfly kisses and little shoes remind us of our temporal residence. Hold on tight. Fight the temptation to close your eyes. Ride the waves as they crest and fall. Love, live, give. Tempus fugit. A gate-fold pop-up book created as an edition using digital pigment prints based on one of the artist's original linoleum relief prints.

Artist Bio

Camille Riner's prints and artist books express her appreciation for the little things in life. She has appreciated being able to walk with her dog along a quiet trail, watch her 6 year old daughter marvel at the moon or sit on a hillside and see the wind move through the grass. Artist books are works of art realized in the form of a book. Riner's bookwork is based on her relief prints. Her relief prints start as blocks carved from wood or linoleum and she uses hand tools or an electric router to carve the images. The blocks are then printed using an old fashioned etching press that she cranks by hand. Riner scans and manipulates these final prints for use in her books. Each book is a combination of her prints, poems, origami (paper folding), handmade papers, beads, and linen threads. Most of her books are miniatures and easily fit in the palm of your hand. Riner has a BFA from the University of South Dakota and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before moving back to South Dakota she taught art and design at Southwestern Michigan College. Currently she works in her studio with her husband Paul Horsted and teaches workshops in printmaking, papermaking and book arts.