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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


Rebecca Childers

Eugene, Oregon

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handmade cotton & abaca paper, dyed felt

6¼ x 5 x ¼ closed; 6¼ x 11½ x ¼ open

edition of 14

© 2011


This book attempts to recapture in object form the childhood experience of being nestled close to my mother’s body under her winter cape. It recreates that primary experience of maternal shelter. The cover is felt dyed the same color as my mother’s cape, and the letterpress images, which are photographs of the original cape printed in flesh tones on handmade paper, move from external to internal (outside, then inside the cape), tracing in reverse the universal movement of birth...and articulation: “she spoke me out into the world anew.”

Rebecca Childers teaches letterpress, artist books, and Writing for Artists in the Department of Art at the University of Oregon. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa and makes sculptural and editioned books under her imprint, The Seedbed of Irony Press, in Eugene, Oregon.