|Artist / Creator||Ashlee Weitlauf|
|Press Name||pell mell press|
|Place of Publication||Burlington, NC|
|Structure / Binding||Coptic bound book with waxed Irish linen thread.|
|Medium / Materials||Letterpress, polymer relief and collograph printing.|
|Paper Stock||Handmade paper|
|Number of Pages||32 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7.4 x 6 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 17|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
This book contains two series of text. One is from The Child of Darkness, the diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus who lived in a favela in Brazil and made a living off of collecting trash. The other text contains statistics on consumption and waste in the United States of America. The paper is handmade from trash I collected on the streets of Tempe, Arizona along with images printed from found objects also collected in Tempe.
Artist BioBorn in Paducah, Kentucky, Ashlee Weitlauf received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee in 2002 and her MFA in Printmaking/Book Arts at Arizona State University in 2006. Specializing in letterpress printing, bookmaking, and hand papermaking. Her work has been featured in national and international juried exhibitions earning her numerous honors and awards. Some notable shows include Guild of Book Workers Centenary Show at the Groiler Club, New York City, 4th International Book and Paper Triennial at Columbia College, Chicago, and Pressing Issues at Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington D.C. Ashlee lives in Burlington, North Carolina where she is a studio artist and works in Book Conservation.