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List of artists

(alphabetized by first name)

Amelia Bird
Anna Daedalus
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Bryan Kring
Carrie L. Larson
Casey Gardner
Cathryn Miller
Charlene Asato
Christine Martell
Colin Frazer
Cynthia Colbert
Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Dennis Yuen
Emily Martin
Erin Sweeney
Heather Doyle-Maier
Heather Kasvinsky
Joanne Price
Joshua Orr
Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde
Karen Kunc
Kelly Parsell
Kyle Holland
Laurie Weiss
Lesley Mitchell
Linda K Johnson
Lori Reed
Marie Marcano
Merike van Zanten
Peggy Johnston
Ravi Shukla + S. Arden Hill
Rebecca Chamlee
Rebecca Childers
Sammy Seung-min Lee
Sarah McDermott
Servane Briand
Sun Young Kang
Turner Hilliker


Casey Gardner

Berkeley, California


Body of Inquiry

oil-based ink, pastel, paper, faux leather, bookboard

9¾ x 15¼ closed; 28½ x 15¼ open

edition of 57

© 2011

$1200 (click here to order this book)

Body of Inquiry is a triptych opening to a sewn codex within the subject’s torso. It is a structure of display and intimacy. The scale is large and unfolding and the details are numerous and intricate, accurate and outlandish. The instruments on the outer panels are from 19th and 20th century scientific catalogs. The rest of the images are drawings I made and transferred into photopolymer plate for letterpress. The scientific panels explore the miracle of our physicality and are sequenced beginning with atoms, moving to cells and to genetic structure. The interior codex tells the story of my anatomical model and investigates the permeable borderline between material and immaterial in our bodies and life.

Casey Gardner has a BFA in printmaking and graphic design from California College of the Arts. At CCA, she studied book art with Betsy Davids, Nance Obanion and Julie Chen. She grew up in Aspen, Colorado where she focussed on ski racing and learning through books. She lives in the Bay Area doing free lance graphic design and runs Set In Motion Press on her Vandercook 4.