Cover: Woodcut on Somerset Black Velvet. Image & Text: Woodcut on Somerset White Velvet. Accordion fold. Created for “An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street” a project of The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Pages have a hand-printed aesthetic to reflect the long history of books, the printed word, and the street itself. 5.75 x 4.65 x .5 inches, Edition of 17. $185
Pigment on Moab Entrada, Square flexigon structure in wrapper, 6 x 6 inches, Edition of 36. $65
Cover: Somerset Black Velvet. Insides: Oil based relief on Lokta. Wrapper: Glama. Original Poem, Embedded folios with pamphlet stitch, 16 x 7 inches, Edition of 7. $310
Cover: Photopolymer relief on St. Armand. Image & Text: Pigment on Somerset. Accordion fold with pamphlet stitch. 4 x 4 x .5 inches, Edition of 57. $58
Cover: St. Armand with hand stitching, pages: Mohawk Superfine, original poem, 20.5 x 6 inches, Edition of 7. $240
Cut pages from Aesthetics, beeswax, silk thread, beads, approximately 3 x 4 inches, unique. $450
Laser cut pigment prints with ephemera. A five page spread movable book created with
Karen Chew, 9 x 9 inches, Edition of 28. $300
My work starts with a question. Some unanswered phenomenon will go nagging around my gray matter, repeating itself in hushed, slightly obsessive tones until I satisfy with research, extensive research, and then a response. While it is the research that points me to answers, it is the actual making of the work, completing the project that satisfies the question.
My interests include: language, personality, difference, beliefs, systems, ideas, movement, reflection, identity, perceptions, structures, stories, socialization, definitions, context, memory, experience, change, and residue.
California native, Nanette Wylde is a conceptual artist, writer and cultural worker making socially reflective, language-based works generally of hybrid media.
Wylde has a great passion for the book as an art object, and as a container and conveyor of thought and imagination. Even so, many of her own works take digital form. They can only be experienced via a computer and fall under the category of Electronic Literature. She thinks of these works as books also.
In addition to creating in book form, Wylde curates exhibitions of artists’ books under the title, Conceptually Bound.
Wylde has a BA in Behavioral Science from San Jose State University. Her MFA is in Interactive Multimedia from Ohio State University. She is Professor of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico where she developed and heads the Digital Media/Electronic Arts Program.