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Joan Iversen Goswell
Valencia, PA

In The Name Of Peace
Accordian book, digital image, eraser stamp lettering, acrylics.
8.5" x 6.5" x .50" closed


Go To War For My Lies
Handcut eraser stamps, wood box, tin
8.75" x 5.75" x .50" closed


JOAN IVERSEN GOSWELL is a book artist specializing in one-of-a-kind books printed and illustrated almost entirely with handcut eraser stamps. She also incorporates materials such as paper pulp painting, wire, metal, found objects, digital printing, collage…whatever the book requires. She is best known for her satirical works on political and societal issues. She often writes her own texts. She has shown nationally and internationally and her books are included in several important collections including the Sackner Archives, The Arthur Jaffe Collection and the Yves Klein Archives.

Joan Iversen Goswell's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
Fun & Games (and Such…)
 Organized by Alexander Campos, CBA’s Executive Director and Julie Chen, Artist
George's Playing Cards
Playing cards / digital images
Celebrating Artist Members: 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition
 Organized by Roni Gross, Artist.
Chairs on Acid
(2005) Digital print of eraser stamp images on Arches
2002 Artist Members' Juried Exhibition
8 scrolls; collage
Coptic and Collage: Ancient Technique, Modern Application
 a survey of contemporary implementations of one of the first binding structures
Visual Sound
(1994) Wood, sumi, handcut eraser stamps.
Mysterious Worlds
 the 1996 annual Artist Members Exhibition
There's a Dark Side to You
The Anthropomorphic Book
 the 1994 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Xerography, string, leather gloves

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