2004 Florida Artists’ Book Prize

2004 Winner

Artist's book
Chiarlone, Rosemarie
Secrets / Artist, Rosemarie Chiarlone; poet, Susan Weiner.
Miami Beach, FL: The Artist, [2004]
1 v. (unpaged); ([17], [14], [14] pairs of female panties); 12 x 45 x 39 cm.

[“This book is meant to invite the viewer into a tactile exploration of a gender issue”. – Artist’s statement. – Materials: child proof diaper pins, diapers, acrylic paint, panties -- #1 of an edition of two.]

2004 Honorable Mention

Artist's book
Marcano, Marie
Surfside, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 bookwork; 25 x 31 x 8 cm.

[“I was born in a tropical country. Since I was a child, I was overexposed to sun. … Four years ago I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. It was caught and treated early but I will be at risk for life. … Skin is an introspective piece. It collects my personal thoughts about the surface that covers the whole body. The text, written in Spanish, narrates how my skin has taken the shape of my own experiences. … -- Artist’s statement. – Materials: Brunt writing on clay dough and wood. -- #1 of an edition of three]

Other Entries

Artist's book
Alezones, Isaias
Isaias Alezones’ book of diagrams from the unknown traveler.
Tamarac, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 v. (unpaged); col. ills.: 23.5 x 32 x 1.5 cm.

[“This book of diagrams chronicles the author’s visualizations. … Original monotypes, drawings, sketches and paintings were created and compiled to create the book of diagrams in a truthful and realistic as possible format. An atmosphere of old writings and diagrams was created to give the feeling of ancient archeological findings. Many processes were used, starting by the creation of each individual diagram, photographing each, scanning, graphically manipulating, printing, antiquing, cutting, organizing, choosing the backgrounds, gluing all diagrams, adding borders in metallic pigments, designing the book’s order, handcrafting the cover page, and putting it all together. … -- Artist’s statement. -- #1 of an edition of two, signed by the artist]

Artist's photography#4
Brady, Jennifer
Sense of you / Photography by Jennifer Brady; text by Mariah Cagle.
Clearwater, FL: The Artist, 2004
[14] leaves of plates; 18 x 16 x 1 cm.

[“Photography by Jennifer Brady. Text by Mariah Cagle. Second edition. This is number 3 of an edition of 10. Printed on Arches cover white 200gr paper with an Epson Stylus c60. September 1004.” – Colophon]

Artist's book#5
Brandt, Barbara
[Altered ego]
Margate, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 v. (unpaged); ill.:23 x 34.5 x 2.5 cm.

[Materials: “Old dictionary, various papers, wood, lens, wire, linen thread, leather, acetate, grommets, beads. Calligraphy: Japanese stick ink, sumi”. – Artist’s statement. – #1 of an edition of two]

Artist's book#6
Chiarlone, Rosemarie
Miami Beach, FL: The Artist, 2004.
1 v. (unpaged); ill.; 36.5 x 44 x 1 cm.

[“This book addresses the transparency of the homeless. That is, people tend to look right through them so as not to acknowledge this social issue”. – Artist’s statement. – Materials: Plastic, canvas, ink, Dura-lar. -- #1 of an edition of two]

Artist's book#7
Clark-Ryan, Lindsey
A Brief Narrative, being a Certain History of the City of Bradenton, Florida, to be entitled, The Commemoration of Shells, as written, drawn, printed and bound in the Year Two Thousand and Four of the Common Era / by Lindsey Clark-Ryan, being raised in the City of Bradenton so as to be called a Native for lack of a Better Word: All Events are True and the Narration is Thoroughly Biased as is its Nature.
Miami, FL: The Artist, 2004.
1 v. (unpaged); ills., 39 x 29 x 1 cm.

[“This book is the result of my exploration of the colonial influence in my hometown of Bradenton, Florida. The text is inspired by Eduardo Galerano’s Memory of Fire trilogy… The etchings and book design take on another influence: Theodor de Bry, the Flemish engraver and publisher largely responsible for illustrating and circulating the specific New World view that was so widely distributed throughout Europe. …# 8 of an edition of ten, signed by the artist “– Colophon. – “The images in the book are steel plate etchings with the text printed from photopolymer plates on Rives Lightweight paper. The text is set in Baskerville and Perpetua Titling and was printed with a Vandercook Press at the Nancy Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book at Washington University in St. Louis.” – Artist’s statement]

Artist's book#8
Garcia, Veronica Scharf
Tito: the little seahorse / Illustrated & written by Veronica Scharf Garcia.
Key Biscayne, FL: The Artist (P.O. Box 57, Key Biscayne, FL 33149), 2004.
[24] p.: col. ills.; 21.5 x 14 cm.

[“This story was originally The Little Seahorse written in 1998. It was completely re-written this year only utilizing the original “concept.” It is printed in an edition of 500 from watercolors. – Artist’s statement. – An edition of 500]

Artist's book#9
Gould, Susan Price
Flowering faces / Susan Price Gould.
Boynton Beach, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 v. (unpaged) in slipcase; 22.5 x 28.5 x 2 cm.

[“This book was created from a series of variations of faces inspired by the “couple” on the front cover. Thomas Champion’s words echoed the character of these faces. I have incorporated diverse design motifs on each page in what may be called a “scrapbook” style. – Artist’s statement. – Materials: Color xerographic components derived from original designs. -- #1 of an edition of two]

Artist's book#10
Gould, Susan Price
Infinite variety of flowering hands / Susan Price Gould.
Boynton Beach, FL: The Artist, 2004.
1 v (unpaged) in slipcase; col. ills.; 21 x 22 x 1 cm.

[“I have created and incorporated “decorated hand” designs in many of my paintings and collage works. This small book presents a variety of whimsical floral hand designs surrounded by and reaching for compatible design motifs. – Artist’s statement. – Materials: Color xerographic components from original works. -- #1 of an edition of two]

Leder Kremer, Leila A.
SEE Virgin, Thomas Brian [and] Kremer, Leila Leder

Artist's book#11
McKinney, Thery
Each season / by Thery McKinney.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 v (unpaged); col. ill.; 57 x 39 x 1 cm.

[“This limited edition was created with an assortment of mediums. Acrylic and water color paints, inks, pastels, pencils and specialty papers that include handmade and handmade marbled papers. The foundation paper is Whatman. In addition there is calligraphy and computer-generated type.” -- #1 on an edition of three. – Colophon]


Artist's book#12
Marcano, Marie
The eight steps of the dissolution process.
Surfside, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 bookwork; 9.5 x 26.5 x 13 cm.

[“The eight stages of the dissolution process: From earth to water; from water to fire; from fire to wind; from wind to space; from space to luminance; from luminance to radiance; from radiance to imminence; from imminence to translucency. – Tibetan Buddhists believe that a dying person goes through eight specific stages after death. Each dissolution expresses a certain sequence of subjective experiences. – Artist’s statement. – Materials: ink on gut. -- #1 of an edition of two]

Artist's book#13
Meza, Alberto
A Florentine epiphany / Alberto Meza.
Miami, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 v (unpaged); col. ill.; 40 x 69 x 5 cm.

[“A Florentine Epiphany was inspired by the building decorations found in many houses and public buildings in Florence, Italy. As I was completing an Artists-in-Residence program at the Santa Reparata International School of Art, I was influenced by the Florentine enthusiasm for the arts and by the Renaissance techniques in creating prints and structuring artists’ books. – Artist’s statement. – Materials: …22 pages, images etched and engraved in copper plates .. printed on Rives BFK paper. The covers were made of hand-made paper with embossing and cast paper. -- #1 of an edition of two]

Artist's book#14
Niederhausen, Hanne
Beginnings / H. Niederhausen
Boca Raton, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 v. (unpaged); 34 x 28.5 x 2.5 cm.

[“The book consists of 10 signatures with 20 etchings (rives 175 gm/m2) and 10 text signatures (Kozo paper), both sewn onto an accordion spine. When pulled open it expands to expose the range of colors of the mono-printed outer sides. Front and back hard covers with etchings. Clear Acrylic slip case. The texts for “Beginnings” are taken from the opening of ten well known works of literature”. – Artist’s statement. -- #1 of an edition of three]

Artist's book#15
Niederhausen, Hanne
Sound of silence / H. Niederhausen
Boca Raton, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 v. (unpaged); 30 x 25.5 x 2 cm.

[“The book consists of embossing on Fabriano Murillo (360 gm/m2), and of embossed black Arches (250 gm/m2) on the outside. The accordion style pages are hinged and flutter out. “Sound of silence” is an antidote to the noise of the modern world that surrounds us everywhere.” – Artist’s statement. -- #1 of an edition of three, signed by the artist]

Artist's books#16
Parsons, Tara
In my all (an index) / by Tara Parsons and Chris Sawyer.
Homosassa, FL: The Artist, 2004.
1 v. (unpaged); col. ill.; 9.5 x 9.5 x 5.5 cm.

[“This set of books was a collaborative surrealist exercise between artist Tara Parsons and poet Christopher Sawyer. Each began by restricting their vocabulary (visual or literary) without discussing with the other. Next the poems were given to the artist and illustrated using the set of pre-made visuals. Sawyer used the index to first lines from the Oxford Book of English Verse to create the poems. Parsons used stencils that she made of international signs and symbols to create the visuals. Each book can be removed from the box by grasping the ends of two like-colored ribbons and pulling up. The visuals are in the envelope at the bottom of the box.” – Artist’s statement. -- #1 of an edition of two]

Artist's book#17
Powley, Tammy
[A little Breton]
Port St. Lucie, FL: The Artist, 2004
1 sheet + box; 22 x 7.5 x 2 cm.

[“First I created a collage using collected pieces of ephemera (cutouts from books, postcards, stickers, photographs, etc.), rubber stamps, and pastels. Then I scanned this into my PC and printed it on card stock in draft mode. Next, I cut the collage copies into 3 pieces and accordion folded each piece. I printed up the text on labels, cut them out, and pasted them on the book. Finally, I attached organza ribbon to the top and added a dangle of brass heart charm, Czech crystal, Austrian crystal, and hematite star beads. When not hung, the book can be housed in the small box I constructed using more collage print paper.” – Artist’s statement. -- #6 of an edition of six. – Signed by the artist]

Artist's book#18
Saccoccio, Rosanna
Wabi-sabi: the beauty of imperfection / Rosanna Saccoccio.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Artist, 2004.
1 v. (unpaged); col. ill.; 21 x 26.5 x 2 cm.

[“…all things are impermanent; all things are imperfect; all things are incomplete. I have adopted the word wabi-sabi and added it to my vocabulary. It’s surprising how often it is appropriate for what I am thinking and how well it identifies with my creative process. Wabi-sabi, the artists’ book, serves my mission to illustrate visually what I define as wabi-sabi.” – Artist’s statement. – Materials and techniques: Collagraph print, silk screen print on fabric; a collage of the silk fabric with a wood cut stencil; collage with fabric; hand crocheting; machine and hand sewing. – #1 of an edition of seven. Signed by the artist]

Artist's book#19
Verrecchia, Lea Nickless
Burst / by Lea Nickless Verrecchia (text + images)
Coconut Grove, FL: The Artist, 2005, i.e., [2004].
1 bookwork (accordion folded + slip case); 11 x 10 x 2 cm.

[“In “Burst”, I attempted to capture the joy and transcendence when, finally, the creative moment arrives! – Artist’s statement. – Materials: Fabriano Uno paper, watercolor, inkjet printing, boards. -- #1 of an edition of five]

Artist's book#20
Virgin, Thomas Brian
Kremer, Leila Leder
Mujo, mujeni: a homogenic group of words and images depicting a slice of downtown Miami at the end of 2004 / Leila Leder Kremer and Thomas Brian Virgin.
Miami, FL: The Artists, 2004
1 v. (unpaged); col. ill.: 16 x 23 x 2 cm.

[Mujo on one side; Mujeni on the other. – “This book is printed on Rives BFK and Arches 88 paper with a HP DesignJet 500 printer. Photography and graphic design of book by Lelia Leder Kremer and Thomas Brian Virgin. This book is laid out in Adobe Photoshop CS and Pagemaker 7.0. Fonts used are Garamond and Americana. #3 of an edition of twenty”. Signed by the artists]

Artist's book#21
Virgin, Thomas Brian
Escape *2 … restrictions apply / by Tom Virgin.
Miami, FL: The Artist, 2004.
1 v (unpaged): col. ills., 39 x 39 x 2 cm.

[…. Volume two of a three part series. It is printed on Arches 88 and Unryu Japanese Paper with a HP DesignJet 500 inkjet printer. Japanese Silk Screened Kimono designs are used for the end papers front and back. All artwork was produced expressly for this book; it was photographed, scanned, sized, and colorized in Adobe Photoshop CS. The book was laid out in AdobePageMaker 7.0. All photography is by the author. The fonts used are Arial and Cheap Signage by Scott Ulrich. – Colophon. -- #2 of an edition of twenty]

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