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Su Lund
Su Lund Studio
Solana Beach, CA

www.sulund.com



Dream-Faith-Luck-Hope: (Veil of Truth)
Sculptural Bookwork, (1/1). Plaster pillar, iron horse-shoe, wooden cross, U.S. dollars, Arabic text, acrylic head, collaged Stock Exchange reports, metal chains, found letters, Chinese coin, antique crochet made by my Mother, French Tarot cards, wooden book, wood blocks, plastic soldier, nails, antique typewriter ruler, metal font and pigments.
19" x 9" x 9" (standing)
2009

   



All Andy All the Time
Sculptural wall book, (1/1). Wood construction brass and metal parts, pigments, photos, Andy quotes, wooden letters, Catholic medal, dominoes, interactive Andy "Famous 15 Minutes" punch card, "Believe" brass star, dollar bills, star charts, wood blocks and orbs, found objects, glass optics with eye, etc.
10.25" x 9.5" x 4" (cover)
10.25" x 17.5" x 4" (interior)
2008

   

Su Lund is a visual artist and bookmaker who creates assemblages combining painting, printmaking and sculpture in lavish detail. Her finely crafted pieces are multilayered, both literally and conceptually. Lund explores the endless possibilities of manipulating text and images to create exquisite messages. In Lundís work, the found objects are to be read as text, and the artist sees them as a visual Ďlanguageí equal to words.
Her fascination with ancient knowledge (including astrology and numerology) sometimes merges with an interest in Dada and surrealist art, as well as popular culture to create expressions bridging the past and the present. Trained as a bookbinder, Lundís work combines conceptual art and traditional bookmaking techniques and pushes them in new directions. Combining whatever materials are necessary to best express an idea, gives the artist "freedom of expression that no single medium can provide," she says.
Involved in the Book Arts movement since 1980, Lundís first ten years of bookmaking were primarily devoted to creating fine designer bindings and elaborate unique books and boxes in "traditional" Book Art formats. Her last nineteen years of art making have been more experimental; combining archival structures with as many art processes as possible. Lund states, "In the Book Arts, we are limited only by our imaginations." My challenge is to take a concept and transform it into a concrete object that transcends the categories of Book Arts or sculpture. Lundís bookworks are featured online in Catalogue #36 by Joshua Heller Rare Books, Inc. of Washington D.C. and Vamp & Tramp Booksellers also have her unique works.

Su Lundís work has been shown recently in Santa Fe, NM, at N.Y. Center for Book Arts, The Torpedo Factory/Pyramid Atlantic galleries (D.C.) and the Athenaeum Arts Library in La Jolla, CA.

Contact: sulund@earthlink.net



Su Lund's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts

Fun & Games (and SuchÖ)
 Organized by Alexander Campos, CBAís Executive Director and Julie Chen, Artist
All Andy All the Time
(2008) Sculptural wall book, (1/1). Wood construction brass and metal parts, pigments, photos, Andy quotes, wooden letters, Catholic medal, dominoes, interactive Andy "Famous 15 Minutes" punch card, "Believe" brass star, dollar bills, star charts, wood blocks and orbs, found objects, glass optics with eye, etc.
Juried Artist Member Show
 2001
Star Nebula II: (Marilyn)
(2001) Sculptural wall book, (1/1) Wood construction, metal, brass, photos, pigments, stones, mixed media, eggshell and found objects.3 "page" surfaces. Unique work.
The Anthropomorphic Book
 the 1994 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Star Nebula: (Marilyn)(I)
Wood, metal, brass, photos, pigments, stones, wire, glitter and found objects
War and Peace
Army Life: No WAR...Peace?
(1991) Sculptural book, (1/1) This is an "altered" WWII Army photo scrapbook. It was my fathers. Wood structure, eggshell, bone, linen cord, leather, beads, pigments, metal parts, thread, bark, metal fonts. 4 "page" surfaces. Unique work.
Contemplation Peace: Sacred Space
(1991) Sculptural book, (1/1) Hardwood construction, blue glass, tin on-lays, metal hinges, eggshell, pigments, stones, bamboo, beads, thread, shoelace on-lays, shell. 4 "page" surfaces. Unique work.

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