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Acrylic, Crayon, Ink, Monoprint, Natural Pigments, Pencil, Rubbing


Korean mulberry paper


Artist Book


Brooklyn, NY




$ 2,800.00


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University of Delaware Library

2010, Alhambra CA / Brooklyn, NY With Laura Smith, Veronika Schäpers and Angela Mayumi Ito Media: acrylic paint, aspirations, body mono-prints with turmeric in a PVA and water suspension, brown walnut ink, brush, ink, pencil, wax crayon rubbings, and other natural dyes and pigments.

Paper: Brazilian-based artist and designer Angela Mayumi Ito and Tokyo-based artist Veronika Schäpers treated the 12 sheets of Korean handmade mulberry paper for over four years. Ito buried, dyed, painted, and rubbed the pages in the villages of Mateiros and Mumbuca in the Tocantins State of Brasil, she used (in her words): “Tree, Flower, Grass, Earth, Fruit, Sand, Water, River, Waterfall, Bark, Leaf, Root, Fiber, Seed, Wind, Air, Sun, Shadow, and Rain.” Schäpers then dyed some of the pages with earth from Tokyo and the Izu Peninsula.

The endpapers are Tyvek, with rubbings of manholes from Seoul, Korea by Weber, with body mono-prints in turmeric/PVA/water suspension.
Binding: Kurt Allerslev,Brooklyn, NY
Covers: bronze wax crayon rubbing on paper by Allerslev
Turmeric and water suspension body
mono-printing: Kurt Allerslev, Laura Smith, Brooklyn, NY and Marshall Weber, Brooklyn, NY
Rubbing: Organik: Kurt Allerslev, Marshall Weber, and Christopher Wilde
Painting: acrylic, ink by Laura Smith, Marshall Weber

Locations of outdoor matrix sources for wax rubbings.
San Gabriel: The Church of Our Savior, (Episcopal), various tombstones
Los Angeles: Chinatown Train Station: the I-Ching wheel from the traditional Chinese Book of Changes, created by artist Chusien Chang, and various architectural motifs, floors, and signage
Alhambra and South Pasadena: various other architectural motifs, floors, signage and surfaces

Manhattan, New York (plaques by Greg LeFevre):
Library Way, 41st at Fifth Avenue
Union Square History Plaques
Upper West Side, various

Water utility covers from Seoul, Korea