|Title||World Dance V|
|Artist / Creator||Poppy Dully|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Process / Technique||Monotypes|
|Number of Images||10 monotypes|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion|
|Paper Stock||Entrada rag natural paper, BFK Rives|
|Number of Pages||9 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||10.25 x 8.5 x inches closed. Extends out to 0.5 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
World Dance V is the fifth in series of small, unique books that portray dancers around the globe. I am interested in the beauty and drama of dance and its universal application. In our turbulent world, dance keeps us alive and human. In World Dance V, I scanned and printed vintage maps onto Entrada Rag Natural 190. I created ten monotypes of dancers with oil-based ink which I printed onto the map prints. The dancers express the poetry and balance that we need in our world today. The maps add color and historical references to changing political geography. The monotype prints are fastened accordion style onto BFK Rives paper to create a feeling of movement and flow. I constructed a simple book cover with a monotype of dancers on a map fixed onto BFK Rives paper.
Artist BioPoppy Dully is an Oregon painter, printer, and book artist. She works in acrylics, oil, pen and ink, and several printmaking techniques. She has shown her paintings and prints around the Pacific Northwest since 1998. Poppy's altered books are the products of discoveries, bringing together books and films. Her artist’s books are in private and public collections including University of Washington, Stanford University, Multnomah County Central Library Special Collections, University of Southern California, University of Texas, Austin, UCLA Film Library and Savannah College of Art and Design. Her books and prints were exhibited in 2018 in Women and The Printed Page at Regis University in Denver Colorado and Ink Press Repeat at William Paterson University in Wayne New Jersey.