artist books and papermaking

Bookworks and Papermaking:

Empty and constructed books, an intellectual commentary on coffee table books and the silences of women, have been recurring themes in Kathryn’s work. The piece in the Bookworks exhibition came from her series of seven book objects called Bound and Knotted Pages, each produced by the artist in editions of seven. The complete series forms part of the collection of The National Library of Canada, Ottawa.

The paper for the wall reliefs were produced from linen, cotton and abaca linters, prepared in large vats and then formed on a vacuum table and dried. Some were then painted with fragments added either on the surface or embedded into the paper.   Most of these earlier works were in light natural colors and occasionally black. All the work was made in her fifth floor studio at 400 Dowd, Montreal.