Serigraph, Bronze, Butter Paper.
(All Images Courtesy Of The Myers School of Art,
The University of Akron.)
Hui-Chu Ying, professor of printmaking at the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, decided back in early 2009, that when libraries hit hard times, traveling exhibits must get small--very small. She created an exhibit that is now on display at Scotland's University of Edinburgh, and proudly states: "The entire show fits in one little box, and weighs only one pound.'' She adds, ''To ship it by UPS is only $50. So for that little fee you can have a show.''
Techniques employed by the artists include printmaking using traditional relief, intaglio, lithograph, silk screening, and digital technologies. The artists were inspired to utilize photography, collage, photocopy, engraving, needle-work, quilting, sewing, origami, and a wide variety of paper crafts to illustrate their ideas. The books are composed of materials as varied as hand-made paper, cardboard, metal, wood, plaster, paraffin, porcelain, textiles, plastics, and even found objects, such as a Slinky and a wedding veil.