Sarah Wootton

Categories: Mixed Media, Printmaking

2022 Venue(s): Open Studio 11

Working life art teacher and art therapist, became fascinated by artist books and the opportunity to tell stories in a multi dimensional way. What is an artist book ‘Artists have illustrated the words of others in books since the advent of the printed book itself in the 1400s, the book as art object is a product of the 20th century. In Europe from the 1950s, artists were experimenting with the book format, making books with unique printing and bindings, such as slits or holes cut through the pages and unique shapes for the binding or boxing. Artists used the book format to create narratives to deal with difficult or emotional issues, and some used it as a cheap, portable way to make the artwork available to a broader public than the gallery and museum world allowed.’