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Eight Bedrooms

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2013
Perkolator Press

http://www.perkolatorpress.com/

Artist's statement: "Eight bedrooms examines the prominent role that memory serves in my relationship with my twin sister. From birth through our senior year in college, we shared eight bedrooms, and each page in this book presents a specific memory each of us formed in that place. Sara and I both wrote the text for the book; I letterpress printed her memories in green and mine in red. On each page, I used a pochoir technique to create a matching circle to represent where each of us slept in that room. I drew the floor plans of each bedroom as closely to scale as I remember them, then carved the images from linoleum. These drawings were scanned and converted into small photopolymer images for the title page and cover imagery"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, viewed June 13, 2014.

Letterpress printed text and photopolymer images; with linocuts on Hahnemühle Bugra paper. Drum-leaf binding; quarter cloth of Aqua Iridescent Asahi bookcloth with paper-covered boards.

"Printed and bound by Amy Pirkle of Perkolator Press in 2013, in an edition of 15"--Colophon.
Vanderbilt University Special Collections has copy no. 7 ; signed by Amy Pirkle and Sara Pirkle Hughes.

Title

Eight Bedrooms

Creator

Contributor

Publisher

Perkolator Press

Date

2013

Description

http://www.perkolatorpress.com/

Artist's statement: "Eight bedrooms examines the prominent role that memory serves in my relationship with my twin sister. From birth through our senior year in college, we shared eight bedrooms, and each page in this book presents a specific memory each of us formed in that place. Sara and I both wrote the text for the book; I letterpress printed her memories in green and mine in red. On each page, I used a pochoir technique to create a matching circle to represent where each of us slept in that room. I drew the floor plans of each bedroom as closely to scale as I remember them, then carved the images from linoleum. These drawings were scanned and converted into small photopolymer images for the title page and cover imagery"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, viewed June 13, 2014.

Letterpress printed text and photopolymer images; with linocuts on Hahnemühle Bugra paper. Drum-leaf binding; quarter cloth of Aqua Iridescent Asahi bookcloth with paper-covered boards.

"Printed and bound by Amy Pirkle of Perkolator Press in 2013, in an edition of 15"--Colophon.
Vanderbilt University Special Collections has copy no. 7 ; signed by Amy Pirkle and Sara Pirkle Hughes.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Letterpress printing
Artists' books--Alabama
Linocuts (prints)

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/perkolator-eight-Bedrooms-s.jpg

Citation

Pirkle, Amy, “Eight Bedrooms,” Gallery, accessed September 21, 2021, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1251.