Category Archives: Sculpture

Q+A With SFCB Artist-in-Residence Paolo Salvagione

Rhiannon Alpers,San Francisco Center for the Book Imprint Studio Manager posed a series of questions to SFCB’s 2012 Artist in Residence, Paolo Salvagione, with whom she has been collaborating on the most recent Imprint Edition which will preview on November 2, 2012. What was your first encounter with book arts? My childhood was filled with […]

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SFCB
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Paper Art by Judy Pfaff

Check out work by Judy Pfaff, an MacArthur Fellowship-receiving artist. Her gallerist describes her work as “rare combination of elegance and detritus.” -Rocket Judy Pfaff is most well-known for her installation and sculpture, but her paper work is brilliant too. In addition to cut paper, she also uses materials as variable as coffee filters, silk […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Jen Stark: Antidote to San Francisco’s Foggy Summer

Enjoy these beautiful photographs of artist Jen Stark’s paper sculpture- a real antidote to our foggy San Francisco summers. -Rocket You guys, this is all handmade out of paper. Just sayin’. I hope it brings some more color and joy to  your foggy San Francisco summer! Jen Stark.

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Susan Stockwell’s Sculptural Explorations

These dresses made of paper maps and money are a part of Susan Stockwell’s sculptural exploration of colonialism and the British empire. From her website: Susan Stockwell’s work … is concerned with issues of ecology, geo-politics, mapping, trade and global commerce. The materials used are the everyday, domestic and industrial disposable products that pervade our […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Exploding the Codex on the Fine Books Blog

Check out this nice feature on the Fine Books & Collections blog about our current exhibition, Exploding the Codex. They note how ambitious the exhibition is- if you haven’t had a chance to come by and see for yourself the works of over 40 book artists from the collection of our co-founder Mary Austin, then […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Take a library with you everywhere you go!

Check out these delightful, book-related jewelry pieces by Etsy seller Coryographies! You’ll have a miniature library at all times.

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Handmade Paper Hats and Fashion by Stuart McLachlan

Fascinating paper fashion and art by Stuart McLachlan. Fantastically whimsical and architectural. From his website: Paper is a medium without boundaries, it can be molded, formed and cut into almost any form imaginable, I endeavour to push its physical boundaries and create imagery and art that is not expected from such a delicate structured material. […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Open Studio Specimens

Last Saturday was Open Studio Day on Bryant Street and I decided to pay SFCB’s own Rhiannon Alpers a visit at her studio. I work with Rhiannon everyday, and I know she’s a book artist but I was still blown away by the great work that I saw. Rhiannon’s most recent project was set up on a […]

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Nina
Nina
Nina Eve has been obsessed with books since receiving Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child before she knew how to read. While receiving her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute she took as many book and printmaking classes as possible. She now spends her time working as the Project Coordinator at SFCB, making and selling her printed and bookish wares, and learning French.

Suspended Books

I wish I could find out more about this beautiful suspended book installation! I imagine walking under it would feel like walking on the bottom of a pond…with books up above instead of lilies. If you know where / what this is and who made it, please let us know via the comments. Discovered via […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Peter Gentenaar: Paper Sculpture

More than 100 of Peter Gentenaar’s ethereal paper sculptures were installed inside the Abbey church of Saint-Riquier in France. Gothic architecture + paper art = SWOON! I love how the curves and organic forms of the paper sculptures echo the beautiful vaulting and cluster piers of the church interior – look how the sculptures have […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.