Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Debra Disman
Santa Monica, California

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I work in the form of the book, in forms inspired by the book, and in sculptural media of my own devising which employ the book as structure, informed by labor, repetition, and a passion for the haptic. Having worked intensely with the built environment for many years, I see the parallels between books and buildings. Each creates spaces where stories are told on many levels, often revealing more than their creators ever intended. I try to create such places of contemplation, realization, and bafflement in my work and to instigate investigation, exploration, and discovery in myself and others.

Book board, mulberry paper, untreated canvas, hemp cord, neutral pH adhesive. 10.25 x 8 x 2.5 inches. 26 x 20.5 x 6.5 centimeters. Created 2017.

DEBRA DISMAN is a Los Angeles-based artist working both as a solo practitioner and in the public sphere of community engagement. As a maker and teaching artist she creates work and projects which push the boundaries of the book into new forms and materials.