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List of artists

(alphabetized by first name)

Ceci Cole McInturff
Dave Seiler
Dolph Smith
Kathy Strother
Kerri Cushman
Laura Davidson
Margaret Couch Cogswell
Melissa Duckworth
Robyn Raines
S. Arden Hill
Susan Collard



S. Arden Hill

Winnipeg, Canada

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It’s What I Needed

mixed media

7 x 7 ½ x 1 closed

© 2010


This book is a selective catalog of materials I used for design projects from September 2009 to April 2010. I choose transparent plastic bags for pages to highlight the sum of the process and material and to not focus on the impact one material had on my work during thistimeframe.

Cover: glue, Modge Podge, gel medium, molding mesh, aerosol and dry transfer lettering. Pages: plastic bags, scotch tape, thread, dry transfer lettering, aerosol, and various materials used for design projects since September 2009.


The Recall of a Memory

mixed media

5½ x 8½ x 2½ closed

© 2011


The Recall of a Memory is part three of a series of five artist books exploring and experimenting with the idea of Memory. In this book I attempted to illustrate the process of what a brain/mind/imagination might do when searching, plotting, and recalling a memory. I used collections of dryer lint from the last 6 months in plastic bags for the pages. Each bundle or page has a collective and extracted memory of my time interacting with the environment and the people that make it up. On each page I have provided specific views or windows into the collections that stimulate a recall more than others. As the collections move within the bags so to is the recall affected.

Cover: Modge Podge, gel medium, spray foam, aerosol, and dry transfer letters; Pages: Laundry lint with remains of the human and social contact, plastic bags, aerosol, glue, thread, and ink.



The Interaction with Memory

mixed media

5½ x 8½ x 2½ closed

© 2011


The Interaction with Memory is part four of a series of five artist books exploring and experimenting with the idea of Memory. One of the main motivations behind this series was a concussion I experienced a few years ago that has affected my short term memory and how I now have to respond creatively to friends and family when they bring up things I should remember.

This specific work draws inspiration from those moments when memory becomes the film of your thoughts and imagination with the present moment being the soundtrack. Because our lives don’t pause when in recall of a memory we keeping going interacting, creating, and connecting memories and building our collage of experience.


S. Arden Hill is an emerging artist living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He grew up riding skateboards, playing kick the can, drawing Garfield comics and getting lost in the coulees of southern Alberta. Hill has been included in group shows in Winnipeg, MB; Montreal, QC; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; and most recently Denver, CO. In the fall of 2010 he had his first solo exhibition of abstract paintings. Hill has also performed minimal electronic music internationally as duul_drv.


Please contact Alicia at Abecedarian Gallery for more details or to purchase any of this work