Amy LeePard is a candidate for the MFA in the Book Arts at The University of Alabama where she also teaches undergraduate-level foundation drawing classes in the Department of Art and Art History. In 2012, Amy was the teaching assistant for the graduate-level Hand Papermaking class in the Book Arts Program. Amy has served on the executive board of the Guild of Book Workers as the National Exhibitions Chair since 2010 and in the Southeastern region, as the chapter Secretary since 2009. Amy creates book works under the imprint Painted Bunting Books.
Sadhana is a daily practice of yoga and meditation done in the ambrosial hours, when the sun’s rays begin reaching the earth in the two and a half hours before sunrise. For the past 11 years, during the month of June, I have practiced Sadhana with an international community of over 1,800 people in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. A personal narrative of watching the first light of day stretch out across the horizon runs alongside the ancient text of the Sadhana mantras. Read as a traditional codex, the book form unfolds to reveal the letterpress printed hand-drawn image of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as seen from atop the Jemez Mountains in Northern New Mexico.
Dimensions: 2.25 x 6 x 9.25 inches, 6 x 15 x 23.5 centimeters
Letterpress printed book, wrapper, and portfolio - Printed on a Vandercook SP-20, Scored and die-cut on a Heidelberg Cylinder Press, 4-color offset printed photographs, 4-flap fold-out flat box.