One-of-a-kind Artist Books
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books one-of-a-kind accordion hardbound book with ink, paint and pencil on hand-stained paper
Command control, Delete/Shift
2009
one-of-a-kind accordion hardbound book with ink, paint and pencil on hand-stained paper
3.5" high x 3.25" wide x .75" deep Size and configuration variable when open

Command control Delete/Shift is based on one-word commands seen in daily surroundings from roadways to computer keyboards. Considered from a psychological perspective, they have been taken from their normal context and assigned emotional baggage.

Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books one-of-a-kind accordion hardbound book with ink, paint and pencil on hand-stained paper
Command control, Delete/Shift
2009
one-of-a-kind accordion hardbound book with ink, paint and pencil on hand-stained paper
3.5" high x 3.25" wide x .75" deep Size and configuration variable when open

Command control Delete/Shift is based on one-word commands seen in daily surroundings from roadways to computer keyboards. Considered from a psychological perspective, they have been taken from their normal context and assigned emotional baggage.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books one-of-a-kind accordion hardbound book with ink, paint and pencil on hand-stained paper
Command control Delete/Shift
2009
one-of-a-kind accordion hardbound book with ink, paint and pencil on hand-stained paper
3.5" high x 3.25" wide x .75" deep Size and configuration variable when open

Command control Delete/Shift is based on one-word commands seen in daily surroundings from roadways to computer keyboards. Considered from a psychological perspective, they have been taken from their normal context and assigned emotional baggage.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books 28 wood blocks with ink, paint, pencil, collage
Wood Blocks
2006-2009
28 wood blocks with ink, paint, pencil, collage
dimensions and configuration variable

This piece can currently be seen at Central Booking, in d.u.m.b.o.
111 Front St. Suite 214, Brooklyn, NY.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books 28 wood blocks with ink, paint, pencil, collage
Wood Blocks
2006-2009
28 wood blocks with ink, paint, pencil, collage
dimensions and configuration variable

This piece can currently be seen at Central Booking, in d.u.m.b.o.
111 Front St. Suite 214, Brooklyn, NY.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books
Wood Blocks DETAIL
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books
Wood Blocks DETAIL
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books pencil, ink, wax, paper, thread
Debris
2007
pencil, ink, wax, paper, thread
21" x 26" x 11"

The Center for Book Arts asked artists to make work for their show unContained Vessels. I decided to take emotional upheaval and sorted it into 3 categories of loose, stacked and crumpled writings. From left to right the bags cannot contain: 1) things to keep hidden, 2) doubts, 3) random floaty things.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books
Debris DETAIL
2007

This detail is from the previous image, Debris. This is the first category: things to keep hidden.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books pencil, ink, dry pigment, paint, metal clip, pin on recycled paper in cardboard box
Scrap drawings
2004
pencil, ink, dry pigment, paint, metal clip, pin on recycled paper in cardboard box
12" x 9" x 4"

While collaborating on a project in Matanzas, Cuba, I was given pieces of recycled paper. When I returned to NY, I was thinking about the contrasts between a culture of scarcity where art is integrated into daily life and a culture of relative abundance where art is often a separate part of society. Text and drawing on tiny scraps and larger rolled pieces of the Cuban paper are inside a corrugated cardboard box from the US. Each piece can be removed, opened rearranged and re-packed.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books pencil, ink, dry pigment, paint, metal clip, pin on recycled paper in cardboard box
Scraps DETAIL
2004
pencil, ink, dry pigment, paint, metal clip, pin on recycled paper in cardboard box
12" X 9" X 4"

This is a detail of the previous image. (Text is written in Spanish and English.)
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books mixed media on Mexican newspaper (loose folios are housed in hand-made clam shell case)
La vida
1999
mixed media on Mexican newspaper (loose folios are housed in hand-made clam shell case)
17" x 13" x 1" closed

This book was made after spending time in Uxmal and on the ruta maya in Mexico. I made a strong case to hold the fragile, loose folios. The folios can be seen on the next image.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books mixed media on Mexican newspaper (loose folios are housed in hand-made clam shell case)
La vida
1999
mixed media on Mexican newspaper (loose folios are housed in hand-made clam shell case)
17" x 13" x 1" closed

This is an open spread of one of the folios inside the clam shell case.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books mixed media with polymers and dry pigments on canvas (coptic binding with hand dyed thread)
Frayed Edges
1993-1997
mixed media with polymers and dry pigments on canvas (coptic binding with hand dyed thread)
10.5" x 6.5" x 1"

A bilingual version of this book, called Bordes deshilachadas, was published by Edicione Vigía in Matanzas, Cuba in 2001.
Anne Gilman One-of-a-kind Artist Books mixed media with polymers and dry pigments on canvas (coptic binding with hand dyed thread)
Frayed Edges
1993-1997
mixed media with polymers and dry pigments on canvas (coptic binding with hand dyed thread)
10.5" x 6.5" x 1"

This is an open view of one of the spreads from Frayed Edges.
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