Heather Bain
Susan Bonthron
Amy Borezo
Patty Bruce
Carolee Campbell
Rebecca Chamlee
Susan Collard
Coleen Curry
Cathy DeForest
Anna Embree
Ethan Ensign
Mark Esser
Don Etherington
Samuel Feinstein
Erin Fletcher
Madelyn Garrett
Ken Gilbert
Karen Hanmer
Monica Holtsclaw
Deborah Howe
Peggy Johnston
Jamie Kamph
Ellen Knudson
Rebecca Koch
Jill Krase
Alison Kuller
Monique Lallier
Sammy Lee
Amy LeePard
Carolyn Leigh
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christopher McAfee
Suzanne Moore
Hanne Niederhausen
Jeff Nilan
Claire Owen
Jan Owen
Graham Patten
Jana Pullman
Veda and Meda Rives
Suzanne Sawyer
Susan Share
CB Sherlock
Stanley Sherman
Priscilla Spitler
Emily Tipps
Jonathan Tremblay
Claire VanVliet
Tom Virgin
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Wendy Withrow
Rutherford Witthus

Susan Share
Anchorage, Alaska

Susan Joy Share has made books since the mid-1970s, with a focus on their movement, sound and transformation. She has exhibited, taught and performed across the US, and is included in collections at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Anchorage Museum, and the Jaffe Center. She has worked in book conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, and The Brooklyn Museum. Share received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. She has also created public artwork for Anchorage's 1% for Art Program.

Website: susanjoyshare.com

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Midnight Sun, 2012

The book experiments with vertical/horizontal orientations and spine-edge painting. It can be viewed from any direction in several configurations. The folds of the spine are the focus. Hand-painted and solid paper signatures were sorted, compiled, and sewn to create color fields. The abstract painting depicts numerous dusk/dawn horizons influenced by the glimmering Alaskan light and landscape. Midnight Sun is a codex sewn on tinted linen tapes. Individual leaves show additional painted details. The one-inch-thick covers attract magnetically to form a circular shape. The book creates sound when manipulated and the springy binding jumps open.

Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 1.5 inches; 23 x 30.5 x 3 centimeters

Paper, crayon, acrylic, linen tape, and cord.