Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Investigations in Botanical Contact Printing (Where the Light Meets the Trees; Thirteen Variations) explores the process of botanical contact printing on paper, culminating in a series of thirteen handmade artist books. Each of the thirteen books contains a poem from a collection of thirteen poems written by Alice Yousef. Every element of the book: materials, structure, calligraphed text, type of botanical contact print, sometimes the enclosure, responds to the poem, providing a visual interpretation of the written word. The completely different approaches to binding structure in this series intend to not only visually support the text, but also explore the possibilities of botanical contact print imagery in the book form.
Artist books, Book Arts, Bookbinding, Botanical Contact Printing, Natural dyeing, Poetry
ix, 57 pages
Includes bibliographical references (page 57).
Copyright © 2018 Christine Marie Manwiller
Manwiller, Christine Marie. "Investigations into botanical contact printing (where the light meets the trees; thirteen variations)." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2018.