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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



Kathy Strother

Greenville, South Carolina

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Another Time

mixed media assemblage

7 x 5 x 2

© 2009


Another Time is about childhood memories of life in a small Appalachian mountain town in the 1950’s. The broken glasses and the jewelry are symbols of the matriarch of the family. The marbles, books, and
natural elements represent the children’s love of play, learning, and nature.

Wood box, photographs, broken eyeglasses, mica, old jewelry, clock, clay marbles, natural elements,
old book spines and papers, miniature books, milk paint.


One Life, One Book, One Time

mixed media assemblage

111/2 x 4 x 23/4

© 2009


A doll with a book nestled in her belly and enclosed inside a glass case is a metaphor for times and attitudes about a woman’s place in the home. She was sheltered and unworldly; but lived, loved, and cared for her children. Messages from mother are in the book.

Old gun case, silk tufted interior with a glass door, miniature full-case binding in brown calfskin, doll is handcrafted in muslin with hand painted clay head and hands, image transfer of photo on the doll’s body.


Porte Crayon

mixed media assemblage

16 x 11 x 4½

© 2009


Porte Crayon commemorates the adventures of Porte Crayon and his young cousins in 1855. David Hunter Strother was a writer and illustrator for Harper’s Magazine during pre and post Civil War times. Phrases from his writing were taken from his story and included on the pages of my book.

Old metal drawer, old doll’s head, old dictionary pages, Coptic stitched book (linen cords) with milk painted covers, hand stamped text, marbled paper.

Kathy Strother is a professional book artist, teacher, and proprietor of Strother Bookbinding in Greenville, South Carolina. Her work includes unique one-of-a-kind bindings, small editions, and book restoration and repair. Kathy received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art while her background in bookbinding has been gained mainly through self-initiated practice. Dividing her time between teaching in the Art Department at Furman University and working with clients at her bookbindery, Kathy is able to share her knowledge and skills at many levels. She came to Furman in 2004 with twenty-five years of previous teaching experience in visual arts.  In addition to teaching and binding books for others, Kathy avidly pursues her art on a more personal level.


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