Elizabeth Curran Boody
Sue Huggins Leopard
Claire Van Vliet
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
Des Moines, Iowa
Collapsed Arch: Sliding into Oblivion
Arch: a curved symmetrical formation spanning an opening and supporting a weight above it. Until recently, slides have been the preferred form of image submission by artists. With the development of digital photography, they have become an anachronism. This arched form consists of 240 altered slide mounts sewn with a Coptic stitch. The collapsed arch signifies the end of an era.
2 x 31.5 x 2 inches. 5 x 80 x 5 centimeters. Created 2018.
PEGGY JOHNSTON graduated from the University of Wyoming with degrees in art and education. Since then she has continued her studies in painting, printing and the book arts. She has taught locally in the schools and at the Des Moines Art Center. She has also conducted workshops across the country. Her award winning work is in public and private collections nationally and internationally.