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Morpeth, Sarah
[Elsdon, Northumberland] : [Sarah Morpeth], [2011]
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet ([8] leaves) : ill. ; 8 x 56 cm, folded to 8 x 8 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.M675 O95 2011 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Title supplied by artist.
Artist's book, on 8 accordion-folded leaves bearing a printed arboreal design. Integrated with this design is an except of text from Shakespeare's Love's labour's lost, act V, scene ii ("When icicles hang by the wall ..."). To this strip are attached four cut-paper figures of an owl taking flight; the owls are positioned so that their heads and wings protude from the edges of the book.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 160
BAC: British Art Center copy signed "Sarah Morpeth 2011." In white gift box with the artist's printed label affixed to the top.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Owls -- Pictorial works.
Women in natural history.
Artists' books.
Accordion fold format (Binding)
Cut-paper works.
Toy and movable books.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love's labour's lost.

"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, May 15, 2014-August 10, 2014) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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