shelleyhimmelstein
My artist books juxtapose and fuse verbal and visual impressions that represent a special place or time of my experience. Their lack of interior pages aim to focus on the artist book as contemplative object rather than narrative.

Nulla Dies Sine Linea, (2013) my first series, arose as a tribute to my life partner who lived in Rome, the eternal city. I chose simple visual motifs for the cover and a sampling of sayings and nicknames he used and are remembered by loved ones for the interior. The counterpoint of the verbal and visual reflects the universal and basic living philosophies for life that are accessible to us all.

Nulla Dies Sine Linea

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cover, watercolor on "woven" paper, approx. 2.5"x2.5" closed and x5" open, 2013