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


Sara Langworthy

Iowa City, Iowa, United States


Headlong, by Nick Flynn

Somerset paper, ink

9.25 x 14.5

edition size: 120

© 2012


The narrow column of type is intended to give the reader a sense of vertigo or falling. The image reads as a map or set of traffic patterns before reading the excerpt. After reading, the bright spots indicate the people mentioned in the passage. The layout provides a sense of distance from the subjects, but also a sense of inevitability, of movement towards an unavoidable outcome.


New Patterns in Old Style

handmade paper, japanese paper, sumi ink

8.5 x 9.5 x 0.25 closed

edition size: 24

© 2013


New Patterns in Old Style depicts an attempt to inhabit two opposing states at once. The text is reconfigured from the dual definition of the word “cleave,” and language used in tatting instructions. Images are built from layers of printed leaves, using both the positive and negative shapes formed when leaves were blown up to 400%, and cropped to rectangular frames. The long rectangles and overlapping leaf silhouettes reference sewing instructions clipped from newspapers.

Sara Langworthy lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa where she maintains a studio and is a Lecturer in Printing and Book Arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Her books can be found in national collections, including the Walker Art Center, Library of Congress, and Wellesly College. She has received fellowships or residencies from Women’s Studio Workshop, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Jerome Foundation (MN) and the University of Iowa.

to purchase or reserve work from the exhibit, please email

Alicia Bailey, Gallery Director