|Artist / Creator||Mare Blocker|
|Press Name||MKimberly Press|
|Place of Publication||McCall, Idaho|
|Process / Technique||Repurposed printed papers from the recycle bin, overprinted with linoleum and letterpress.|
|Number of Images||24|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion, come and go binding|
|Medium / Materials||Printmaking papers, thread, ink|
|Paper Stock||Assorted archival printmaking papers|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4 x 2 x 1.5 inches closed, 12 x 16 x .125 inches open|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
In the language of flowers zinnias are the symbol of absence. I love the sublime gaudiness of the zinnia and all of its composite parts. The alpha blox type can be used as letters, I have used it here as a design pattern. I am passionate about the activity of hand stitching and the contemplative space it creates. In many ways, the crafts of stitching, piecing and setting type are similar activities. Each stitch, each piece of lead join together to create a composite image.
Artist BioMare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1979 and established the MKimberly Press in 1984. Her work can be found in over 80 public collections and museums including the Museum of Women in the Arts, The Victoria and Albert, The University of Washington Special Collections and The Library of Congress.