Sue Huggins Leopard
Veda and Meda Rives
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
Susan Bonthron has been the owner operator of Otter Pond Bindery in Guilford, Vermont since 1997. She has studied with Paulus Berensohn, Linda Lembke, Claire Van Vliet, Hedi Kyle, Julie Chen, and at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, the Wide Awake Garage in Northampton, MA and the North Bennett Street School. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows in the USA and Australia, and at the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont. She offers workshops and private lessons in the book arts at her bindery and at schools and studios in the United States and Europe.
In the playful spirit of Billy Collins’ poem “Horizon,” this artist’s book explores the intersection of accordion and tunnel books with a set of six attached frames that produce different effects when folded into and extended out of their box. Each framed section suspends an acetate page that floats two lines of Collins’ poem a third the way up from the bottom of the frame. The watercolor painting in the box’s interior reflects the poem’s final two lines : or standing on the ledge of a winter beach / watching light in the water, light in the air.
Dimensions: Enclosed in box: 4.75 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches, 12.5 x 19.5 x 4 centimeters; Open: 4.5 x 24 inches,
11.5 x 61 centimeters
Inkjet printed on acetate pounced with colored ink; watercolor on Somerset paper; museum board frames and Davey board drop-spine box covered with Iris book cloth; magnetic closure. Foil stamped title and text in Centaur.