Tunnel book inspired by palace of the same name (Golden Palace) on the Grand Canal in Venice. Two etchings, linoleum prints, handmade paste paper covered box. 12 x 7.5 x 2 inches, edition of six. $1000
Hand-set metal type and linoleum cuts printed on a Vandercook press. Paper handmade by Michelle Wilson for the artist – 50/50 abaca /cotton and shredded money, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, edition of 40. $225
relief print, hand set type, center pop-up, 7 x 8 inches, Number 9 from an edition of 15. $400
â€śMilk, Butter, Eggs,â€ť is a quiet meditation on the routines of daily life. The cover is illustrated with a dinner bell, surrounded by a grocery list – the eternal milk, butter, eggs. The interior of the book has a foreground of the city block I live on. Looking through the four windows you see the kitchen, then the laundry line and dishes (twice), and finally the view looking out of the kitchen while having a coffee break.
â€śBloomâ€ť is a book in which the topic of birth is both pondered and expressed. My son was born when I was twenty-eight and â€śBloomâ€ť expresses this through paste paper monoprints that extend in a long accordion and a central floral pop-up shape. The text is written by the artist and printed on Rives heavyweight paper, on a Vandercook proof press, using hand set type.
Alice Austin is a printmaker and book artist who has a studio in Philadelphia, PA.
She is senior lecturer at the University of the Arts, teaching book structures, and also works as a book conservator at a rare book library.
She earned a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and has been an active member of the Guild of Bookworkers for ten years.