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

Virginia Green
Robinson, Texas

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The Depth of Wisdom, A Vestigial Tale

The inspiration for this artist book was hidden in a jewelry box for over thirty years. In a small, manila envelope were four, perfectly formed and extracted wisdom teeth. The ideas behind using them in an artist's book were to give them life again and to tell an unexpected story. This story evolved into The Depth of Wisdom, A Vestigial Tale, a book that combines the juxtaposition of the myths of wisdom teeth and a mystical creature deep in the sea, the kraken. This accordion book extends 70 inches and was printed using Cloister Lightface typeface on a Vandercook Universal I.

Handmade Abaca/Cotton paper, Rives BFK, metal type, polymer plates, letterpress.6.25 x 5.25 x .5 inches. 16 x 13.5 x 1.3 centimeters. Created 2018.

VIRGINIA GREEN is a professor at Baylor University and the creative director for VGreen Design, a freelance design studio and BlackHare Studio, a letterpress and fine art studio. Her creative passions include typography and letterpress printing, a medium that allows for custom design, artist books, and fine art prints.