Cathy Adelman
Jody Alexander
Brien Beidler
Sarah Bryant
Rebecca Chamlee
Taylor Cox
Coleen Curry
Cathy DeForest
Erik & Martin Demaine
Tim Ely
Anna Embree
Ethan Ensign
Don Etherington
Jennifer Evers
Jodee Fenton
Erin Fletcher
Madelyn Garrett
Jane Gryffith
Karen Hanmer
Rose Harms
Monica Holtsclaw
Deborah Howe
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Jill Krase
Dorothy Simpson Krause
Monique Lallier
Amy LeePard
Suzanne Moore
Melanie Mowinski
Jeff Nilan
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Jan Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Michelle Ray
Sialia Rieke
Steph Rue
Tenille Shuster
Therese Swift-Hahn
Peter Thomas
Colin Urbina

Steph Rue
Iowa City, Iowa

Steph Rue is a book and paper artist in Iowa City, Iowa. She studies bookbinding, letterpress printing, papermaking, and book history at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She first learned how to make books in the Bay Area, where she lived and worked before coming to Iowa. She has traveled to Korea and Japan to conduct research on Eastern papermaking, spirituality, and woven paper cloth, all of which inform her current work. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.


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Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina explores the practice of sacred reading by way of repetition, meditation, and contemplation. This series of three accordion books is enclosed in a four-flap portfolio case. Each book is letterpress-printed with handset metal types and washed with sumi ink. The books, collaged strips, embroidered thread, and case are from unbleached abaca paper made by the artist. This book can be read sequentially or displayed as three opened panels.
Handmade abaca paper and thread, linen thread.
5.5 x 5.5 x .5 inches; 14 x 14 x 1.5 centimeters. Created 2012.