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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


Bryan Kring

Oakland, California


The Fall

(recipient Bruce Peel Special Collections Library,
University of Alberta purchase award)

paper, acetate

3¼ x 3¼ x 1 closed; 6½ x 3¼ x 1 open

edition of 100

© 2010


Carpe diem. What’s the point? It sounds like good advice; life is short, make the most of it. But does it really matter if you do or don’t? An astronaut falls from his spaceship. Will he find the answer before he hits the earth? Will it matter if he does?

The printing is a blend of etching and letterpress. The outer skin of the box was printed from hand-wiped plates on an etching press. The text and drawings within the diorama box were printed on a letterpress. The figures move when the box is slightly shaken. Every piece was carefully printed, cut, and assembled by hand.

Bryan Kring began as a writer but found that he didn’t have any stories to tell. Instead he saw pictures, so he took up painting. He went to art school and filled his home with canvases. When he ran out of space he turned to printmaking. Now in his forties, he is having fun with book arts and connecting the circle back to the writing.