|Subtitle||I Can See Right Through You|
|Artist / Creator||Katherine Pulido|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||San Francisco, California|
|Structure / Binding||Drum-bound Turkish map fold book|
|Medium / Materials||Watercolor, pen and ink|
|Number of Pages||12 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.5 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches|
The images and characters in my recent work are alone together. Even though there may find themselves in herds or couples, the individuals are isolated and trying to connect. The separations seem weak and transparent, and I chose to work with the Turkish Map Fold structure to further demonstrate separations between pages and individuals. What has always struck me about Hedi's books is the way she combines simple, considered images with dynamic structures that assist and compliment the narrative. Her use of materials supports this concept.
Artist BioKatherine Pulido was born in San Francisco to a Japanese-American mother and a Mexican father. Growing up she gravitated towards art and creative writing and received a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley. She worked for a number of years as a paralegal but found her interest in letterpress and book structures drew her to pursue advanced studies in book arts. She obtained her MFA in Book Arts & Printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she began developing fantastical and humorous illustrations and investigating the complex relationship between text and image. Her non-traditional narratives center on the humor and emotional complexity of loss, combat, and, more generally, human interaction. She has interned with Peter Kruty Editions in Brooklyn where she focused on bookbinding, and at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts in Philadelphia where she learned how offset lithography, a traditionally commercial process, can be utilized to produce artist books.