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


Katherine Venturelli

Fiddletown, California, United States


Alchemic Calculations

cream Arches paper, asian grass paper, ink, silver leaf, binder board, book cloth, ivory clasp

4.5 x 7 x 0.5 opens to 26

edition size: 3 v.e.

© 2012


“Alchemic Calculations”, integrates some of the archetypal symbols from my on-going series, “universal language”; the symbolic images are my text. I fused a friend’s beautiful mathematical notations with etched spirals at each of the folds of the traditional accordion structure. Inspired by the medieval science of alchemy, included is the metallic element of silver leaf- a symbol of power or process of transforming something common into something precious. A display option:hangs as a scroll.

Katherine Venturelli is an artist and teacher nationally and internationally recognized for creating unique artist books and fine prints produced from her printmaking studio in Sutter Creek, CA. Inspired by the power of symbol, universal order and meditative intimacy; she explores the various printmaking forms and artist book structures.”The artist’s book has provided me with an all inclusive medium for resolving and integrating my ideas. It has been a distinctive vehicle for communication”.

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