Soil dwellers

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Title

Soil dwellers

Subject

Artists' books
Insects in art
Soils
Accordion fold format (Binding) -- 2015
Handmade papers (Paper)
Linocuts

Description

"Dirt animated with life in the form of fungus, microbes, and bugs, is transformed into soil, the substrate upon which we reside. Soil Dwellers is a collaborative work inspired by insects that work the earth. Emilie Bess served up insect lore and language while carving what's below. Emily Van Kley's words lifted what's underneath into view. Wondering what kind of sound comes from underground, Melanie Valera burrowed below the surface to write the musical score. Catherine Alice Michaelis marked paper with plants and handset type. She designed a structure, segmented and articulated, a place for our broodings to dwell. Like insects sharing tunnels, we moved through each other's worlds: Bess stole words from Linnaeus, Michaelis deposited them into verse; Bess dissected the vernacular of Collembola for Van Kley to reassemble. Fertile and layered, the creation of Soil Dwellers took us under the microscope and across the landscape, metaphorically and literally, to examine this place and who dwells here."--Artist statement.

Creator

Van Kley, Emily
Valera, Melanie, 1977-
Michaelis, Catherine Alice
Bess, Emilie

Source

Image source: https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/collins-memorial-library/about-collins/artwork-exhibits-in-the-library/dirt/soil-dwellers/

Publisher

May Day Press

Date

2015

Format

Book

Language

English

Type

Artists' books

Identifier

N7433.4.V358 S53 2015

Citation

Van Kley, Emily et al., “Soil dwellers,” Earth Day 50, accessed August 14, 2022, https://fsuearthday50.omeka.net/items/show/7.

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