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  1. Artist: Maud Vantours

    May 16, 2015 by Erin Fletcher


    Maud Vantours is a designer and artist working in Paris and her favorite material is paper! She incorporates a variety of vibrant colors layered on top of one another creating beautiful 3-dimensional designs. Her work has be found in galleries across the globe as well as advertisements for luxury brands and as apart of set designs.

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  2. Bonus // Book Artist of the Month: Jody Alexander

    August 26, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    The Odd Volumes of Ruby B. is a 2010 installation from Jody Alexander exhibited at Mark Henderson and Anne Sconberg’s Art Party. This room installation is another great example of how Jody incorporates her book work into larger scale pieces.

    Biography of Ruby B.
    Ruby B. spent the majority of her life living in a single room in a residency hotel. During the day she worked as a secretary, typically took the long way home finding treasures along the way, and spent her evenings using other’s words, pictures and objects to tell her stories.

    She was an armchair philosopher as she commented on life, love, laughter and loss in her copious volumes – for Ruby had removed herself from the kind of life that produced the aforementioned experiences. She left her husband and small children when she found herself in a life that she was simply incapable of living. Ruby made a choice and then she had to live with it, or perhaps it wasn’t a choice at all but something she had to do.

    Ruby has labeled each volume with an odd number hence the title attributed to her life’s work that was only discovered upon her death.

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  3. Book Artist of the Month: Jody Alexander

    August 26, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Over the span of a year, Jody Alexander, created a series of altered books under the title Exposed SpinesThis series of work is a celebration of the most beautiful part of the book that is so often covered. Each object is comprised of discarded books, fabric and thread. 


    At the end of the year in 2012, Jody exhibited Preparing for Evanescence at the Cabrillo Art Gallery in Aptos, California. This massive installation combined three different series: Sedimentals, Uphosterables and Suspendables. The Exposed Spines pieces are considered Uphosterables in this installation, although they were created before the concept of this exhibit, they were the catalyst.

    Statement for Preparing for Evanescence at Cabrillo Art Gallery
    Preparing for Evanescence addresses the relative ephemeral nature of humans compared to the belongings that we accumulate, and how we cope with our mortal awareness. The treatment of the objects in this installation exhibits a concern for their well-being, and the caretaker’s need to create and protect in the face of powerlessness and dematerialization. Each possession has been attentively prepared and placed for safekeeping between the folds of fabric, stitches of thread, in the sediment of a household.

    In the final days in this space the caretaker found that he/she was evanescing – or gradually disappearing.  The treatment of objects was as much for their care as it was a necessary process for the caretaker – a busying of the hands, a distraction from the inevitable.  Equal attention has been given to objects of use and sentiment as well as space and time.


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  4. Artists: We Make Carpets

    November 15, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    We Make Carpets is a 3-person artist group weaving temporary contemporary carpet installations from anything but thread. Using objects such as forks, clothespins, and pasta, We Make Carpets define their work as a critique on our consumer driven society. 

  5. Artist: Anne Lindberg – Installation Time Lapse

    November 7, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    Check out this great time lapse video of the installation of Anne Lindberg‘s piece Drawn Pink at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha. Thanks Mom!

  6. Artist: Gabriel Dawe

    November 1, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    Gabriel Dawe’s thread installations are magnificent. Using all the colors of the rainbow, crossing and warping the threads creating illusions and depth. I love how the piece changes depending on your point of view.

  7. Artist: Anne Lindberg

    October 24, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    Thread is such a simple, common place object; lately, I’ve been enjoying the abundance of artist and crafters who have been pushing the limits of this versatile material. Anne Lindberg has been using thread to create linear drawings, ominous installations and massive sculptures. Her installation pieces appear to float in space as they freely pass through the gallery walls. 

  8. Artist: Rune Guneriussen

    October 24, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    With a touch of photographic magic, Rune Guneriussen brings various inanimate objects to life; documenting their journey as they glide through forests and cascade down rocky landscapes. I certainly wouldn’t mind stumbling upon these illuminated creatures in the woods.

  9. Artist: Jason Hackenwerth

    August 22, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    These gigantic protozoa-like monsters are every balloon animal’s nightmare. Jason Hackenwerth creates these amazingly colorful and complex creatures out of ordinary balloons. There something unsettling about these magnified bacteria looming about in public spaces and chasing children around (but in the end there diminished size will betray this aggressive behavior).   

  10. Artist: Ariana Page Russell

    August 9, 2012 by Erin Fletcher

    Ariana Page Russell uses her body’s hypersensitive skin in her photo series appropriately titled ‘Skin‘.  Ariana possesses a condition known as dermatographia, where her immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine causing her skin to welt up for around thirty minutes from the lightest of scratches.  This conditions allows Ariana to use her body in a way many of us cannot, therefore creating some of the most unique images. 

    Ariana also photographs her flushing skin, using the images to create wallpaper installations and temporary tattoos.  In her photo series ‘Save Face‘ she applies the tattoos on various areas of the body to explore the concept of augmenting one’s identity. 

  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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