2003 Florida Artists' Book Prize
March 18 - June 17, 2004

Chiarlone, Rosemarie
[Residue] / Rosemarie Chiarlone, artist; Susan Weiner, poet. –
Miami Beach, FL: The Artists, 2003.
[12] folded leaves (pillowcases); 53.5 x 43.5 x 9.5 cm.

[Bed-shaped book with two small pillows (hypoallergenic pillow covers) and cover sheet on front cover. – Twelve olded pillow cases with hand embroidered poem: “It is always almost morning here . . . – “Cotton sheeting (280 thread count), cotton thread, buttons, elastic.” – Artists’ statement. – An edition of three: 1 in English, 1 in French, 1 in Spanish]
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Marcano, Marie

Psyche, from Greek mythology: an artists’ book / by Marie Marcano. –
Surfside, FL: The Artist, 2003. 1 v. (3 parts = ceramic butterfly;
butterfly wings, i.e., each wing with five leaves of which 2 are text;
butterfly body, i.e., scroll with 3 leaves); 22 x 29 x 2 cm.

[“The Greek name for butterfly is Psyche, and the same word means soul. . . . Psyche, then is the human soul, which is purified by sufferings and misfortunes, and is thus prepared for the enjoyment of true and pure happiness (From Bullfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, chapter XI). – p. [2] of scroll. – Materials: ceramic, fabric, fiber paper, beads, kiwi vines, cinnamon. – “Psyche” is a book made butterfly. It has mind, soul and body. The butterfly’s mind is the scroll. It has antennas and explains the concept of the story. The soul is represented by the wings. They are light, ethereal and unattached to the body. Their content reveals a mythological story. The butterfly’s body is the physical entity, the place where soul and mind live.” – Artist’s statement. – “Edition No. 1/2, MMIII, Surfside, Florida” – Colophon]
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Virgin, Tom
Escape* . . . *restrictions apply / by Tom Virgin –
Miami, FL: The Artist, 2003.
17 leaves; 39.5 x 31 x 3 cm.

[“Periodically it becomes necessary for me to escape the City of Miami. Yes, I know it’s the “Magic City” and all that . . . but sometimes I just have to get out of “Dodge”. . . . I am a gringo, so leaving this city for a change is somewhat silly. . . . Miami in not like the rest of the country. The minority is the majority . . . Living here is like being on a permanent vacation in a foreign culture: wild elections and politicians, unusual driving habits, polylingual voices, garish colors, exotic and aromatic foods beckoning constantly.” – p. 3, 5. – CONTENTS/LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS: Ashley and the Card Sound Bridge; Big Lobster; Big Conch; Big Fish; Big Shark; Big Rhinoceros; Big Mama and Baby Dolphin; Restrictions; *Each illustration is followed by a map of its location and accompanied by related text. – “…printed on Rives printmaking paper with a HP DesignJet 500. The book is bound codex style in blue denim covered cherry plywood with Japanese block printed end papers. The dimensions of the book are 12” x 16” x 1”. The book was created from digital images drawn to wood, cut into cherry faced plywood in relief, printed onto Japanese Unryu paper, re-photographed digitally, colored in Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and laid out in Pagemaker 7.0. The artist wrote the accompanying essay.” – Artist’s statement. — “This Book is printed on Rives Printmaking Paper. The fonts used are Ariel, and Cheap Signage by Scott Ulrich. Thanks: Ray Delgado, Tonya McKay, Tomas Lopez, Clara McLean, Andrew Binder, John McCaffrey, Kate Borcherding, artcenter south florida, Coconut Grove Library, MDPLS, MDCPS, ATG. Signed by the artist, 2003. 2/13.” – Colophon]
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Annes, Eleonora
[Wired]. – [Boca Raton, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 55 x 19.5 x 19.5 cm.

[“Accordion fold; 6 pages screen printed on mylar; support is museum board and mesh; assembled with wire. Edition of 3, #1 of 3.” – Artist’s statement]
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Casuso, Martin E.
[Book(ish) blade, with bag] – [Miami, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 saw blade + bag; 19 cm. [diameter]; 5 cm. [height]

[“Saw blade, resin knob, scanned image, felt, Dymo© lettering, cotton thread, wax. – Nostalgic materials mingle with a variation on an old craft form to produce a small one-page book. A grammar school flash card image generates fragmented childhood memories. Stitched wallpaper becomes a bag to hold, protect, these. – An edition of three.” – Artist’s statement]
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Chiarlone, Rosemarie
Franklin / by Susan Weiner, poet; Rosemarie Chiarlone, artist;
[Gary Weiner, printer] – [Miami Beach, FL: The Artists], 2003.
1 folded sheet; 23.5 x 15 x 15 cm.

[“Giclee double-sided print on Hawk Condor Brite white paper with archival ink. Edition of 6.” –
Aritst’s statement
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Chiarlone, Rosemarie
A home? Least / Rosemarie Chiarlone, artist; Susan Weiner,
poet; Gary Weiner, printer. – [Miami Beach, FL: The Artists], 2003.
[10] p.; 31.5 x 54 x 2 cm.

[“Hand painted vellum covered and bound with a sewn cardboard binding.” – Artist’s statement. – “A Home? Least, is a collaborative effort of Rosemarie Chiarlone, artist, and Susan Weiner, poet. Giclee prints are printed on Hawk Condor Brite white paper with archival ink by Gary Weiner. The book is vellum covered and bound with a sewn cardboard binding. Edition #1 or 3, 2003. [signed] Rosemarie Chiarlone; Susan Weiner.” – Colophon]
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Chiarlone, Rosemarie
Joe’s homeless / by Susan Weiner, poet; Rosemarie Chiarlone, artist;
[Gary Weiner, printer] – [Miami Beach, FL: The Artists], 2003.
1 folded sheet; 23.5 x 15 x 15 cm.

[“Giclee double-sided print on Hawk Condor Brite white paper with archival ink. Edition of 7.” –
Aritst’s statement
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Colussy, Kathleen
TEXTiles: [the scarlet thread: my story] / by Kathleen Colussy. –
[Weston, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 scroll; 42 x 13 x 7 cm.

[“. . . this work began as a photograph. The photo was further enhanced digitally and printed directly onto canvas. Next oil painting and other methods of surface interest were added to the piece, which was finally mounted inside of bullet proof glass. Finally the original image was enlarged and further enhanced and printed this time onto crepe de chine fabric. . . . the book (scroll) [was] produced specifically for the Bienes Center. The completed book reflects a“series” of works made by the artist during the course of 2003. Many of the works have also been printed onto fabric and sewn into kimono . . . As you can see, I love to blur the boundaries of the traditional and the digital. In the titles you see the humor and irony of attempting to be justified as an artist in a world that seems to only understand conventional art paradigms. I am sure many of us have experienced similar challenges in other areas of life; my work is an expression of those emotions, thoughts and beliefs as well as how to incorporate them into my art in a way that is honest, transparent and, hopefully, thought provoking.” – Artist’s statement. – Edition of 2]
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Cortada, Xavier
Waist-ed / by Xavier Cortada. – [Miami, FL: The Aritist], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 28 x 22.5 x 1 cm.

[Spiral bound. – “. . . photographed digitally and reproduced into a 63 page book. There will be 125 editions: one AP; and one for every day the waist-ed project lasted during 2003. – Artist’s statement. – “No hungry child in the Third World has ever had to wonder if I’d be “eating everything on my plate.” For people like me, one serving is actually never enough. Waist-ed is a chronicle of food uneaten; food I stored in clear, plastic bags; food which I would have otherwise ingested at mealtime. Bagging the excess makes me pause, stops me from having seconds – a lesson reinforced as the baggies, heavy with wasted calories, accumulate. Overeating, like other forms of over-consumption, is a disturbing societal trend that hurts us individually and, by disproportionately wasting precious resources, contributes to global disparities.” p. 3]
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Eckart, Gloria
A Sunday afternoon excursion / Gloria Eckart. – [Plantation, FL], 2003.
[9] leaves; 25 x 25 x .5 cm.

[“Text written with a Mitchell nib in walnut ink on Arches text wove paper, December 2003, for Alex. [signed] Gloria Eckart. #1 of an edition of 2.” – Colophon. – “The story commemorates a visit to a habitat in Boca Raton, Florida, in March of 2003.” –
Aritst’s statement

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Gould, Susan Price
Hide and seek: masquerade. – [Boynton Beach, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 25 x 26 x 1.5 cm.

[In box. – “Created Dec. 2003. Edition of two. The theme of “hide and seek” seemed appropriate to accompany images of halfhiden fanciful faces. Color xerographic components from my original designs were assembled to create the two copies of this book.” – Artist’s statement]
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Johnson, Linda K.
WorldWise / designed by Linda K. Johnson. –
[Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 12.5 x 12.5 x 1 cm.

[“WorldWise, a limited edition artists’ book of 125 copies, was created for and supported by the Library Fellows of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
This book is comprised of proverbs that offer the wisdom of people and cultures the world over. WorldWise was designed and each copy hand assembled by the artist. The proverbs were letterpress printed by John Cutrone from photopolymer plates on Nepalese Lama Li paper. The maps, originally created in the late 1800s, are printed 4-color digital offset on acid free Neenah classic wove, natural white paper. Handmade Thai Unryu reversible paper covers the circular case. The Proverbs are typeset in 12 point Matrix Book and the title is set in Matrix Script. Read and enjoy! © Copyright 2003 by Linda K. Johnson and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. Number 10 of an edition of 125. – Colophon]
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McKinney, Thery
A Book of Hours / by Thery McKinney. – [Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 15.5 x 11.5 x 1.5 cm.

[“The artist designed this prayer book with an assortment of collaged papers and original calligraphy. Images were computer printed; type was computer generated. The text type style is Book Antiqua. The book structure is a concertina and pamphlet combination. This book is number one of an edition of two. Signed “Thery” by Thery McKinney.” – Colophon]
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McKinney, Thery
Pips and proverbs / by Thery McKinney. – [Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 box of dominos; 5.5 x 20 x 3 cm.

[“Credits: 1) The Cuban landscape used as background is an original watercolor by artist Rene Pasquale; 2) The quotes used in the artist’s statement are by Arthur Taylor in Selected Writings on Proverbs; edited by W. Meider. This limited edition utilizes computer-generated type; the style is Baskerville Old Face, 10-point text. Type, printed images, and original calligraphy are on L’Amatruda/Amalfi and Arches fine paper. This is one of an edition of five. Signed “Thery”, 2003.” – Colophon]
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Maloney, Charlotte J.
[The Dream] – [Coconut Creek, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged: tunnel book); 30.5 x 18 x 17 cm.

[“The tunnel book was created on 300 lb. Arches watercolor paper, watercolor paint, wood dowels and painted cardboard box. – An edition of two.” – Artist’s statement]
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Maxwell, Kimberley
[My grandmother’s house] – [Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 folded sheet; 43.5 x 14 x 3 cm.

[In slip case. – “This is a little place known as D’Escousse [Canada]. My mother, grandmother, and great grandmother were born and raised here.” – Page 1. – Materials: watercolor, watercolor paper, mylar. – Edition size: 2 ½. – Artist’s statement]
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Meza, Alberto
A fly in Van Gogh’s soup.– [Miami, FL: The Aritst], 2003.
[12] leaves; 30 x 35.5 x 1.5 cm.

[“. . .Vincent Van Gogh’s final letters to his brother, Theo, containing the obsessive details of the artist’s fascination with the flies that have come to occupy his room and his mind.” – p. 3. – “Eleven engravings on copper plates; printed on Arches paper; hand-made paper for cover, with linocut printing; hand-made papers for letter with monotype printing. One engraving for cover, measuring 1 3/8" x 1 4/8"; seven plates, measuring 4" x 4 1/8"; two plates, measuring 4" x 8". Edition of 3.” – Artist’s statement]
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Niederhausen, Hanne
Darkness has dawned in the East – [Boca Raton, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 22.5 x 28.5 x 1 cm.

[“Ten pages of digital photographs taken from a large coffee spill dissolving over time. The images are inkjet printed on Somerset Velvet Digital Art Paper. 100% cotton-acid free. Ten corresponding text pages, laser printed on vellum, typeface is Century Gothic. The text is an excerpt from“Hellas”, a lyrical drama (1821) by Percy B. Shelley. The pages are assembled in reversefold book fashion using Hanemühle Ingres paper and bound with archival linen tape. Cover: mixed media painting on Museum Board. – Artist’s statement. – “Photography and printing by Hanne Niederhausen. The images are inkjet printed on Somerset Velvet Digital Art Paper. 100% Cotton – Acid Free. The pages are assembled in reverse-fold book fashion using Hahnemühle Ingres paper. The text is an excerpt from “Hellas”, a lyrical drama (1821) by Percy B. Shelley, laser printed on vellum, typeface is Century Gothic. Cover: Mixed media on Museum Board. Edition of 3, number 1 or 3.” – Colophon]
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Powley, Tammy
Dancing through digital rhetoric / by Tammy Powley. –
[Port St. Lucie, FL: The Artist], 2003.
[12] p.; 23 x 27.5 x 3 cm.

[“The text included is from an experimental essay I wrote using a narrative analogy to examine the development of digital rhetoric. I first digitally altered my text (using Adobe and Word) and then used mixed media techniques to construct the final books. Most of the photographs are either of myself as a child or young adult or of my niece. Materials used include watercolor paper, acrylic paints, metallic ink, pastels, card stock, fibers (ribbon, lace, threads, etc), and a variety of found objects (CD, buttons, charms, stickers, beads, etc.”) – Artist’s statement. – [signed: T. Powley. #2/2. 2003. – Colophon]
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Powley, Tammy
There is no frigate like a book. – [Port St. Lucie, FL: The Artist], 2003.
[8] p.; 5 x 4.5 x .5 cm.

[“For these mini-books, I recycled old business cards and altered them using acrylic paint, decorative papers, ribbons, pastels, ephemera, beads, etc. I typed the text (from Emily Dickinson’s famous poem) using my PC and pasted it onto the pages of the book. Finally, I sewed the cards together.” – Artist’s statement. – “2003, [signed] T. Powley. 1/5 – Colophon]
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Roth, Suzanne
Cloak’s cloth: mishmosh of myths / by Suzanne Roth. –
[Lakeland, FL: The Artist], 2003.
[10] leaves; 24.5 x 39.5 x 1 cm.

[Cover title. – “A statement regarding transmigration of souls. “Cloaks Cloth” background suggests materials of which we are woven. Materials used: color copies of cut and pasted photomontages using other color copies, sealing up and down, adjusting color and value, etc. Cover glued onto museum board, scored and stitched and ornamented with embroidery thread. Fonts computer generated and top printed. Edition of 4. Published 2003. (Also, William T. Stinson for the use of his photo of the small girl should be included on my Thank you page.” – Artist’s statement. – [signed] Suzanne Roth. [number] 3 / [of an edition of] 3.”
– Colophon

Saccoccio, Rosana
Roses and bonbons: series II / Saccoccio. –
[Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 box (candy box); 19 x 16 x 7 cm.

[“Roses and bonbons is about love, caring, healing and all such good things. The roses to me are symbolic of individual lives, growing and becoming each in her unique and beautiful way. Candy box with five layers of paper, plastic, silk and gilded gold leaves.” – Artist’s statement. – “ [edition] 1/3, [signed] Saccoccio.
– Colophon
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Shapiro, Mimi
[Wildflowers] – Lancaster, PA: The Artist, 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 20.5 x 14.5 x 1 cm.

[“Wildflowers is a book about our world and all of its possibilities. Will man ever find a way to live in peace? Fantasy drawings of the flowers on Arabic text, that I found in the booksellers’ market in Istanbul, are above the ground and below the re-collaged drawings from Goya’s Disasters of War. The torn paper line that connects the pages signifies the fragile surface of the earth.Watercolor drawings reproduced on a Canon Color Laser copier, text set in Goudy 9-point. Hand bound into an accordion book. Original poem from my walking poem series #347, New York City, springtime.” – Artist’s statement. – [signed] Mimi Shapiro, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 28, 2003. Wildflower, [edition] #10 or 10. – Colophon]
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Trinidad, Paul.
Valdes, Grisel
Bridges of secrets / images by Paul Trinidad; text by Grisel Valdes. –
[Miami, FL; Perth, Australia: The Aritsts], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 19.5 x 23 x 2 cm.

[“Bridges are structures that afford passage between two points, a connection of two shores, distant in space and time. . . . These are symbolic bridges conceived from the discarded arches of the Henry Flagler Bridges in the Florida Keys during the summer of 2003, sustained by a mutual desire to create a confabulatory expression of art and poetry, that as with all secrets, only exist if one promises to tell, only if the other promises not to . . . The images have been taken from carved linoleum blocks in a process, which reveals and conceals. Visual abstractions revealed by the surface of the printing block belie the action of the gravure as it cuts into the yielding surface. The layering of ink during the printing process convolutes abstractions and conceals undercurrents and yearnings of the artists’ antipodean homelands. Bridges of Secrets is the second collaboration between 7 Paul Trinidad, Perth, Western Australia and Grisel Valdes, Miami, Florida, once again exploring the commonality of the universal artistic sensibility within the connective eloquence of visual and written expression.” – Title page and Introduction. – “Edition of 20. Twenty color reduction and multi block relief prints” – Artist’s statement]
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Verrecchia, Lea Nickless
To Hygeia, or, How to be fit.
Coconut Grove (Miami), FL: Palimpsest Press, 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 18 x 19 x 1 cm.

[Includes two paper bands to hold the book together. – “I have always been interested in books and paper, in finding things that others have discarded, and in putting them to good use. Several years ago I found a copy of an exercise primer titled How to be Fit at a garage sale. It inspired this book and its focus on the human body, its battle for youth and health, and the outside and unseen forces are at play. Cancer cells and the HIV virus are juxtaposed with images of serious young men and women, c. 1956, as they pose for exercise and health. The text is taken from an ancient prayer to the Greek goddess of health, Hygeia.” – Artist’s statement. – “Text: from Orphic Hymn 68 to Hygeia. Numbered images: How to be Fit by Robert Kiphuth, Yale University Press, 1956. Paper: Rives BFK. Font: Gill Sans. Printer: Epson Stylus Photo 2200. – 2003, Palimpsest Press, Coconut Grove, Miami. This is number 1 of five copies. [signed] Lea Nickless Verrecchia. – Colophon]
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Virgin, Tom
Every pot has a lid: a fable / Tom Virgin. – [Miami, FL: The Artist], 2003.
14 p.; 22.5 x 21 x 1 cm.

[“Printed on both sides of Unryu Japanese paper with an Epson 3000 inkjet printer. The book is bound at the top using a Japanese stab binding with brown cinnamon bark paper covered board. The dimensions of the book are 8 ½" x 9" x ¼". The book was created from digitized original drawings that were sized and colored in Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and laid out in Pagemaker 7.0. The artist selected the quotes from various sources and wrote the haikus on the left of each page of text.” – Artist’s statement. – “This book was printed on Unryu Japanese paper using an Epson 300 Ink Jet printer. The book was assembled from pencil drawings shot with a Kodak DC 290 Digital Camera using Adobe Pagemaker 7.0 and Adobe Photoshop 6.0. The fonts are Book Antiqua, Arial and, Regallo Aplaya. [signed] TB Virgin, 2003. [edition] 4/20” – Colophon]
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Zakevich, Lynn
Life journey / Lynn Zakevich. – [South Miami, FL: The Artist], 2003.
1 v. (unpaged); 17.5 x 14.5 x 1 cm.

[In slip case. – “Twenty-eight watercolor and paste paper pages were formed into a star book and Emily Dickinson’s quote was lettered in a simple and pure Roman. Edition of 2, completed Fall 2003. I believe that if a life was represented on a time line, the beginning and the end could be joined to form a circle, and they would blend together. The book is an attempt to express this belief.” – Artist’s statement]
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