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Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli

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Beth Uzwiak

Charlene Asato

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Frans Baake

Geirmundur Klein

Hanne Niederhausen

Jane Simon

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Ann Lovett

Bill Westheimer

Joan MacDonald

Kevin Laubacher

Michael Peven

Mirabelle Jones

Phillip Zimmerman

Shu-Ju Wang

Tara O'Brien

Tom Finke & Jean Buescher-Bartlett



Charlene Asato

Mountain View, Hawaii, USA


Uluhe Tangle

binder board, Canson Mi-teintes paper, Moab Lasal Matte photo paper

9 x 7 x 1 ½

© 2012


Double flag book.

The uluhe, a fern endemic to Hawaii, is one of the early plants to populate lava fields, growing in dense, tangled thickets. Photos of fresh green fronds create the upper flags and photos of spent branches create the lower flags.

Charlene Asato was born and raised in Hawaii, spent 36 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, then moved back to Hawaii Island in 2003. She currently focuses on incorporating various art processes into her artist books, i.e., calligraphy, photography, paper surface design, watercolor, embossing, linocuts, origami, assemblage and collage. She teaches workshops in bookbinding and paper arts.