Andrea Peterson
Anne Covell
Annwyn Dean
Bryan Kring
David Moyer
Elizabeth Boyne
Elizabeth Munger
Jenny Craig
Jessica Spring
Karen Zimmermann
Katherine Venturelli
Kunyoung Chang
Laura Ladendorf
Lisa Miles
Louisa Boyd
Marc Addison Brown
Marianne Dages
Mary Uthuppuru
Mary V. Marsh
Megan Adie
Meryl DePasquale
Michael Sharp
Mike Sonnichsen
Nanette Wylde
Poppy Dully
Richard Steiner
Sarah Langworthy
Sarah Smith
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle
Thomas Parker Williams
Tom Virgin
Turner Hilliker
Ugly Duckling Press


Elizabeth Boyne

Oakland, California, United States


The Language of Shadows

paper, ink

10 x 7.5 x 0.75

edition size: 30

© 2013


In this reimagining of Opal Whiteley’s history, shadows speak to Opal, revealing a world that only she herself experienced. Using quotes from Opal’s childhood diary and a reconstructed narrative, The Language of Shadows explores how voices and shadows became real to a young woman and transformed her childhood memories. Drawings come together to form whole and changing landscapes; quotes from Opal’s diary, a twin voice, and mirrored images hint at her fractured inner view of her environment.

Elizabeth Boyne is a book artist who received her MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She exhibits her work both nationally and internationally and her books can be found in a growing number of collections, including the University of Iowa and the Joan Flasch Artist Books Collection. Using handmade paper, letterpress printing, and traditional book forms, Boyne’s work uses mirrored images, fragmentation, and multiple voices to create narrative histories of unfamiliar spaces.

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Alicia Bailey, Gallery Director