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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


Emily Martin

Iowa City, Iowa


Out There In Here

paste paper, binders board, book cloth

10¾ x 10¾ x ¾ closed; 10¾ x 21½ x 8 open

edition of 25

© 2012

$800 (click here to ordert this book)

My mother has frontal lobe dementia. From the beginning her diagnosis was very troubling for her and the rest of the family. As time has passed and her dementia has progressed the family continues to note her deterioration and mourn her loss to us. She, however, is less and less aware of her changing state. She is more and more often in other places and times where she is busy and happy. None of us can follow her where she goes but there is nothing to be gained by trying to remind her of where she really is. This book presents my idea of her reality and her imagined situation.

The text is laser printed throughout. For the left tunnel, the images are laser printed and then the panels are colored with paste paint. For the right tunnel, the images are hand drawn on each panel using ink transfer. Double tunnel book hinged to present two parallel views.

Emily Martin is very interested in the intersection of the book as an art form with the traditional craft of bookbinding. She makes movable/sculptural artists’ books under the Naughty Dog Press imprint.