Joan Soppe

Artist's Statement: "I am drawn to the artist's book because it is a medium that lends itself to being opened, pages being turned, ideas laid bare, and secrets uncovered as each layer is peeled back. Much of my work is concerned with women's lives: with sexuality and family, household objects, a grandmother's love, stories of experience, and the occasional dark secret that may define a childhood. I focus on one-of-a-kind and small editioned artist's books. Handmade papers, letterpress and intaglio form the foundation of my work, while metal, glass, found objects and collage techniques enhance and further define the intent."

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