About the exhibit


Alice Shaw
Alisa Golden
Betsy Davids
Bettina Pauly
Casey Gardner
Charles Hobson
Julie Chen
Karen Sjoholm
Kat Howard
Lucia Dill
Lucy Childs
Macy Chadwick
Mandie Rider
Michael Henninger
Nance O'Banion
Reiko Fujii
Thomas Rockwell


Mandie Rider

Bay Area, California



rice paper, string, beeswax, black & white pens, ink

6¾ x 12½ X 2¼

© 2013

edtion size: unique

$ 300

In drawing the cards for the ideation book, the text card—stream of consciousness, rant, or free write—spoke to me the most. A tragic local event sparked the rant that is expressed in my book Silenced. I layered this rant text with short phrases evoking the horror that I felt upon hearing this story. The string is a symbol for the words that the victim was unable to speak and the cicada wings stand for hope and healing.

Ideation Cards:

technique: hand-drawn and/or painted

layout: centered on the page

paper: single color

text: stream of consciousness, free write, or rant image: extracted from a single image

color: muted or pastel

structure: multiple openings

adjectives: pessimistic, colorful, simple, issue based; wild card: incorporate self-reflexivity or evidence of process into your project

Mandie Rider attended Cleveland State University in Ohio, graduating with a BA in Arts Education. After relocating to the Bay Area, she obtained two California State Teacher’s Credential and began teaching Visual Arts and Kindergarten at Ruby Bridges Elementary, a Title-I school in Alameda. Most recently, Rider received a MFA in Printmaking from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco in May of 2013. She also assists book artist Macy Chadwick at In Cahoots Press in Oakland.

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