I’m delighted to announce the release of an artist’s book, Stone Voices, by Bernice Ficek-Swenson. Stone Voices was started in March 2016 when Ficek-Swenson came to Starpointe Studio to develop a mock up for an artist book based on an installation of photographs of the same name from 2015.The idea for project hatched from a studio visit and conversation while I was in Minneapolis in October 2015.
I was honored to work with Bernie on the binding design and details, like how to incorporate geologic information, a photogravure print and other text. I constructed the clamshell box, the paper folio, and the accordion books, as well as letterpress printing the title page, essay and colophon from photopolmer plates. The book presents the photographs in an interactive and dynamic space with an elegant box as a traveling portfolio. I’m very pleased with the finished book and am so grateful to Bernie and the Minnesota State Arts Board for their support in this project!
You can see the Stone Voices artist’s book at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts’ exhibit “Phases of Matter” starting March 9 through April 5, 2018. See the brochure below for more details about the project, where to see it, and how to purchase the book: