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Jan Owen
Belfast, Maine

Jan Owen is a calligraphic book artist living in Belfast, Maine. Her work often incorporates brush marks, paste paper, weaving and written words into books or panels. Her work is shown internationally and is in the collections of the Library of Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, private and university special collections.

Website: JanOwenArt.com

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00110001 00100000 00110100 1&4, 2012

What is gained and what is lost in our digital world? Freedom, security, identity? The 1st and 4th Amendments to the Constitution seem the most challenged today. The text in the coptic-bound, 1&4 includes those amendments, words by Jefferson and Holmes, and poems by Whitman and Longfellow. Passages of binary code are written in gold on black like the glow of a computer screen. Other words and code are black on black to represent all we don't know about our loss of privacy and freedom. The poetry speaks to the hope for our country.

Dimensions: 9.75 x 7.75 x 2 inches; 25 x 19.5 x 5 centimeters

Sumi ink, acrylic, woven Tyvek, gold foil on handmade paper, paper covered boards.