Barbara Lazarus Metz

Chicago, Illinois

Austin L. Rand and Earl Schneider, Birds of North America and Know Your Wild Birds

Two altered old books, each disbound, then each folio cut, folded to pop up, and sewn with linen thread with miscellaneous feathers, metal feathers and birds attached with thread. Each book has information and illustrations about various birds. 2 x 17.5 x 6.5 centimeters. Created 2005.

Barbara Lazarus Metz, artist/educator/curator, received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1983 she co-founded and then directed Artists Book Works, the first Chicago facility to advance the art of the handmade book, until it merged with Paper Press and became the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. She was Summer Director, chaired the exhibition committee and taught there, as well as at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Loyola University, and at various colleges, art centers, schools, and conferences throughout the country. Now retired, she teaches book arts to teachers and students from elementary through graduate school, and adults at the Center and in the Chicago area. She actively shows her work in invitational and juried shows throughout the USA and abroad, and has been an artist-in-residence at Ragdale and Oxbow art colonies a number of times.