Sue Huggins Leopard
Veda and Meda Rives
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
Kansas City, Missouri
Monica Holtsclaw received a Diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts, under the instruction of Mark Andersson and Jeff Altepeter. She also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. Monica enjoyed two internships in the conservation lab at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, as well as a summer of study in the bindery of Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden. Monica currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is the proprietor of Boombox Bindery. She specializes in hand bookbinding, restoration, and the creation of custom boxes and enclosures.
The Frontier Horizon, 2012
The horizon represents a new frontier, personally and globally. Imagine that you can walk the rim of this binding where all of the sections are gathered. Look outward at the endless possibilities extending toward your future. Look inward at the layered spokes of your past and contemplate how your memories, experiences, and the people that have made an impact on your life might inform your steps toward each new frontier. This book structure represents a personal reflection as I search beyond my own horizons and limits. I push toward new experiences while carrying the past with me.
Dimensions: 10.75 x 10.75 x 2.5 inches; 27.5 x 27.5 6.5 centimeters
Cave Paper, Mohawk Superfine, vellum paper printed with mementos from the artist's past, linen thread, magnets.