Booked: a labor of love

Over the past several months, I've had the privilege of working with three amazing artists Jamie Russom, Leslie Ross Robertson, and Janet Kupchick, on a collaborative book. Wanting to participate in the upcoming exhibit Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books is what inspired us to do something we've never done before. We designed, letterpress printed, cut, folded, and bound each book. It has been the most challenging project that all of us have worked on. We were stretched way beyond what we imagined. Seriously so many things went wrong. But guess what??? We're still standing, still really like each other, and we're done! It truly is a beautiful book and can't wait to share it with everyone.

Tomorrow is the exhibit opening reception and it's going to be amazing. There are so many beautiful artists books and am looking forward to seeing many of them. If you're in the Los Angeles area you should definitely come and check it out: Ben Maltz Gallery 9045 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045. The reception is Saturday 1/25, 4-6pm. If you can make it, make sure to say hello.
xo, jen

p.s. the exhibit runs January 25-March 30, 2014

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