|Artist / Creator||Jeanne Germani|
|Place of Publication||Guelph, Ontario|
|Process / Technique||Ink Jet|
|Number of Images||One|
|Structure / Binding||Layered, carved photo creates a pseudo tunnel book.|
|Medium / Materials||Wooden box with inkjet prints|
|Paper Stock||Somerset Satin for imagery, on Kozuke for text and vellum for title page and colophon belly band.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.6 x 7.25 x 1.3 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 30|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
For the past four years I have been photographing a small grove of Tuckamore trees along the coast of Newfoundland. Tuckamore trees are dwarfed and wind swept because of the cold wind and salt water spray. I am drawn to them because of their stubbornness and will to survive despite their harsh environment. They are twisted and fragile, but exude strength and beauty. Getting up close to photograph them within the tightly woven grove I noticed that although they appeared worn, there is a playfulness in their stance. I had to bend and twist around branches and hang onto trunks for support. Immediately I felt a connection. I am at a place in my life where I have an awareness of age and the passage of time, and yet I finally feel ready to play. After looking through my photographs I felt inspired to create Tuckamore.
Artist BioJeanne Germani is a Canadian artist who currently resides in Ontario. She works in photography and mixed media to create unique and limited edition artist books. Her work is exhibited regularly and can be found in private collections in Canada and the US as well as in the Permanent Art Collection of The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB and the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia.