|October 16, 2015||to||October 17, 2015|
I have made an alphabet book as my entry for the Micrographia exhibit held as a part of the symposium Scientific Books and Their Makers, October 16-17, 2015 at the University of Iowa. Participating artists were assigned historical scientific books to use as inspiration for an artists book or broadside.
The particular book I was given was Somatomia Andropologica, 1680, Sebastian Christian von Zeidler, from the John Martin Rare Book room at the Hardin Medical Library. I made an alphabet using the figures pictured in an illustration of abnormal fetal positions. The letterforms were made with collage and manipulation of the fetal forms. The text was written by the artist to accompany the fetal alphabet forms.
An accordion book laser printed on Sakamoto Heavy paper with inclusions printed on Arches Text Wove paper and adhered with Gudy archival adhesive.
The exhibit will be on view in the KK Merker Gallery, ground floor, North Hall, Iowa City, IA during the symposium and will then move to the University of Iowa Main Library, Special Collections.