|Artist / Creator||Lark Burkhart|
|Press Name||Jumping Crow Studio|
|Place of Publication||Ramona, CA|
|Number of Images||28|
|Image Process||Pen and ink with watercolor, linocuts, eraser stamps, Polaroid photo|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion fold|
|Paper Stock||Cold press watercolor paper, washi with suminagashi, paste paper, commercial decorative paper|
|Number of Pages||8|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Box 11 x 9 x .5 inches closed|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Plastic had a limited presence in the world from the 1930s until the first consumer products appeared in the early 1950s: Saran Wrap, Hula Hoops, Tupperware, flip-flops. Today plastic is a permanent, ubiquitous and unavoidable part of the global biome. It cannot be cleaned from the oceans. We have it in our bodies. Byproducts of its manufacture are highly toxic. By 2010 the cumulative total of plastic produced worldwide stood at more than six billion tons. Much of it is still with us. The phrase “making haste to be rich” dates from the 19th Century. Where are the brakes?
Artist BioLark Burkhart has been learning about and making artist's books for a dozen years. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions in California and Hawaii and is part of several publications, including 1000 Artists Books and 500 Handmade Books, volume 2. She has studied with artists at San Francisco Center for the Book, the Athenaeum in La Jolla, Foothill College, Focus on Book Arts, Idyllwild Summer Arts Program and Palomar College. She is a member of San Diego Book Arts and Bay Area Book Artists.