Erik & Martin Demaine
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Guild of Book Workers
Rose Harms is a book artist living in a small town outside San Antonio, Texas. She received a BFA in painting and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her post-graduate studies at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio consisted of papermaking and book arts. She has taught book arts at the Southwest School of Art for 10 years. For the past 18 years she has approached the book as an artist who respects the process that is appropriate to each individual book. Her book works are exhibited regionally.
An accordion fold, Grotto consists of a series of cyanotype photograms of bottles dug from an old dumping ground in a rural area. Window mats are covered with botanical handmade paper or Twinrocker handmade paper painted with watercolors. The stiff leaves are hinged together with book cloth faced with handmade paper. The botanical handmade paper was created by the artist at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas. The drop spine clamshell box is covered in handmade book cloth.
Cyanotype photograms, paper boards, book cloth, handmade papers, watercolor.
12 x 16.5 x 2.5 inches; 31 x 42 x 6.5 centimeters. Created 2015.