|Artist / Creator||Susan Bonthron|
|Press Name||Otter Pond Bindery|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Guilford, VT|
|Author of Text||Susan Bonthron|
|Process / Technique||Each original image was drawn by the artist then cut and stenciled (pochoir) with Adirondack Inks. They were then individually scanned and printed with an Inkjet printer. Separate images were cut and embossed for each copy. Foil stamped title and computer printed text in Centaur|
|Number of Images||18 printed images; 18 embossed images|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion structure with separate panels joined back to back with Okiwara hinge paper; covers are Davey board covered with Iris book cloth|
|Medium / Materials||Pochoir stencils, reproduced by scanning and printing; second set of images were embossed individually for each copy|
|Paper Stock||90# Canson watercolor paper|
|Number of Pages||20|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.1875 x 5 x .75 inches. Extends out to 89.5 inches|
|Edition Size||Limited edition of 10|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed & Numbered Edition|
This book was inspired by Kim Stanley Robinson's Ministry for the Future, in which he lists animals that are extinct or nearly so. When I researched them, I was moved by their miraculous beauty and heartbroken by their almost certain extinction. When will we humans learn to love and care for the extraordinary garden we inhabit?
Artist BioSusan Bonthron has been a student of book arts since 1993, and opened Otter Pond Bindery in 2003. Originally inspired by Paulus Berensohn in a journal workshop at Haystack, she has studied book arts with Linda Lembke, Daniel Kelm, Hedi Kyle, Julie Chen, and others. Her work has been shown in exhibitions in the U.S. and Australia, and is held in collections in the US and Britain. She is a member of the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, and teaches classes at Otter Pond Bindery in Guilford, Vermont.