Alice Austin

Philadelphia, PA

Top: Box of Happiness, $200
Bottom: Dreams

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About this Book - Dreams

In dreams time is meaningless, and my friend was as I knew her, years ago. Upon waking, she is gone and the idea of loss is multiplied, the loss of my friend, the loss of the past, and the loss of the possibility of connecting again. The book concludes with acceptance and a hopeful look to the future. The text is written by the artist and printed on Zerkyl paper, on a Vandercook SP15 using hand-set type. The text is illustrated with linoleum cuts and the book boards are covered in painted tyvek. 2008 Edition of 30 7” x 8”

About this Book - Box of Happiness

Hand-set metal type and linoleum cuts printed on a Vandercook press. Paper handmade by Michelle Wilson for the artist - 50/50 abaca /cotton and shredded money. A fun book full of good fortunes in a matching paper box. 2009 Edition of 40 3.5" x 3.5"

Artist Biography

Alice Austin is a printmaker and book artist who has a studio in Philadelphia, PA. She is senior lecturer at the University of the Arts, teaching book structures, and also works as a book conservator at a rare book library. She earned a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and has been an active member of the Guild of Bookworkers for ten years. Her artist books are in many collections and you can listen to a podcast about her work from the University of Alabama. Her art work is also featured in "500 Handmade Books" and "Magic Books and Paper Toys."

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