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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


Dennis Yuen

Woodside, New York


Hokusai No Yu
rei (Hokusai’s Ghost)

cotton cords, book cloth, bookboard, paper, linen threads, PVA

45 x 11 x 5½

© 2010


Yurei is a character in Japanese folklore which is similar to ghosts. Katsushika Hokusai painted a series of well-known ghost stories characters that I have recreated to capture their essence through the book form. Using cotton cord to suggest her long hair, I present a visual image of the story though a book’s physical form and structure.

Dennis Yuen is an artist and designer who works with book arts, interactive media, photography and video. His works, exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, combine graphic design and technology with traditional techniques in book arts. He has been maintaining his bookarts blog, Cai Lun, since 2004. He holds a degree in film from Hong Kong and an MFA degree from Parsons.