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    Emily  Martin
Sleepers, Dreamers & Screamers
letterpress and assorted papers
9 1/2 x 7 in.
My work most often is with book forms. I have an ongoing interest in the artistís book as a container of content but also as a sculptural object. I like the complexity that working with books allows, the materials, the forms, the content all working together. I am interested in the relationship between the viewer and the book. A book to be viewed fully must be handled. This makes for a more connected even intimate, type of viewing. I draw from my own life, what I read, experience, remember, dream and also make up, is used to develop the content of my books. I want a communication from the book to the viewer, a communication sometimes clear, sometimes ambiguous or subject to interpretation. This is another aspect of the relationship of the book to the viewer. I use a variety of materials and methods to make my books, which are presented in editions of 10-100 copies. Working in multiples allows the books to be more widely distributed.

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