Intrusion was awarded the Jacque Mielke Award at the Bibliophoria V exhibition at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 2018. (Juried by Macy Chadwick.)
Intrusion is a modern bestiary that illustrates the conjured effects of human encroachment on nature and wildlife. These contemporary beasts are the amalgamation of animal bodies and environmental abuses — the illustrated outcomes of the human excesses of plastic bottles and bags, the unrestrained consumption of goods and the inordinate amount of garbage it creates, the imprudent disposal of decor and furniture, the overuse of water and the naive assumption that water is forever guaranteed, and the evolution of disease that is the consequence of carelessness.
We might not be able to change what has been done, but we can act to prevent more deterioration of our environment. The viruses are going to keep growing; the ocean is going to keep coming. They don’t care. It’s our own lives we save — or not.
11-1/2”h x 7.25”w x 1/2”d. Letterpress printed on Okawara mulberry paper. Accordion binding, 12 tri-paneled pages. Foil stamped title on spine and label. Slipcase enclosure with foil-stamped label. Canson Ingres endsheets and pastedown. Dubletta and Duo book cloth on all enclosures.
Edition of 35 books. Text from various online sources as cited and credited to each author. Other text written by the artist. Letterpress printed on Okawara mulberry paper from woodcuts on baltic birch plywood, handset types, and photopolymer plates. Poetic verses on the reverse side are written by the artist’s son, Gus. Accordion binding by the artist with helpful conversations from Anna Embree. Designed, written, and printed by Ellen Knudson (Crooked Letter Press) in Gainesville Florida. © Ellen Knudson 2017
$900.00 (standard edition)