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Suzanne Coley
Brooklyn, NY

www.suzannecoley.com



Eviscerated
Woodcuts, linocuts, drawings
5.25" x 14"
2010

   



Zaum
Lithography, Polaroid transfers, letterpress
8" x 12" open
2009

   

I realized the importance of book arts when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2002. Drawing, painting, and writing poetry about my health and nature were the only ways I could cope with life. As I learned new binding techniques, experimented with works on paper and expanded my visual vocabulary, the better I felt and the faster I healed. It was a lonely time for me: The only social settings I wanted to be in were book art and papermaking classes. After I recovered and saw all the books I had created, I realized I had healed one stitch at a time. And, nature and the environment had become just as important to me as my life.




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