|Title||to memorize a mark|
|Artist / Creator||Linda Welch|
|Place of Publication||Ames, IA|
|Process / Technique||Original collage|
|Structure / Binding||Coptic binding|
|Medium / Materials||Collage, graphite, found papers, screen printing, water based paints|
|Paper Stock||Found book pages, book board from an old engineering textbook|
|Number of Pages||36 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||2.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
to memorize a mark by Linda Welch
I often begin a book with a visual idea, gather raw materials and let the story unfold. By the time the pages are completed, the cover and ultimately the title of the book present themselves. As I was working and putting the pages in final order, I noticed random pencil marks, postmarks and ink smudges. This formed the visual cohesion for the book and thus the title.
Linda Welch is a book artist, painter and sculptor. Her work appears in many private and public collections including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and UCLA Fine Art Library. Welch was born and raised in Iowa. After high school graduation she relocated to Southern California to study art. There she earned a BFA in Ceramics from Long Beach State. Welch later went on to graduate from UC Davis with an MFA in Textile Design. After much time living on the West Coast, including Portland, Oregon, she currently resides back in Iowa.