Edwin Jager and John O. Smith • Project 5
Oskosh, WI


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About this Book

Threshold has been produced as a limited edition artist book. It is entirely hand-crafted by the artists — inkjet printed on Graytex acid free matte-coated paper using Epson Ultra Chrome pigment inks, hand-sewn and bound in full cloth, and highlighted with silver foil titling and silk headbands. The book is 6.75 x 9 inches and 200 pages in length. Each book in the edition of 25 is signed and numbered by the artists.

Artist Statement

Threshold is a limited edition artist book that takes the reader on a powerful narrative journey. It is a visual romance — a story told almost entirely through photographs about two lovers, separated in time and space. The layout of this visual book is influenced by references to film, presenting nearly 800 photos in a consistent linear narrative. Five chapters follow the relationship between two lovers through one day’s interaction.

Artist Biography

Edwin Jager is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and his artist’s books are collected in Canada and the United States.

John O. Smith is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. He works professionally as an artist and a graphic designer. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the U.S., and he has won numerous awards for his design.

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