Christine Sloman_Along the Riverbank_artist book


If you happen to be passing through Longmont Colorado, I am taking part in Press and Fold at the Firehouse Art Center. A book arts exhibition focused on the play between ideas of mass-production and unique artistry: artist books made with a variety of printmaking techniques, ranging from the serial to the one-of-a-kind.

The exhibition runs from the 5th of march until the 5th of April 2020 and is part of Mo’Print – the Month of Printmaking Denver – a celebration of the art of making original prints.

I am showing several books, but my favourite is Along the Riverbank. A collection of direct press prints made from plants and seeds collected by the Water of Leith at Dean Village, Edinburgh. They were gathered on the 10th of August 2018, a snapshot in time of a perfect summer’s day. Nice to recall on this frosty morning….

I attached the prints in such a way that they can be laid out folding forwards or backwards, and evenly space or bunched up, to echo the meandering path of a river.