Yale Center for British Art

Cockburn, Julie


Physical Description:
1 altered book ; 39 x 47 x 8 cm, in box 55 x 72 x 11 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Driek and Michael Zirinsky in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale PhD, American Studies, 1985; Janice Neri (1970-2016), who worked with Meyers (as a predoctoral research assistant) at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; and Neri's family
Copyright Status:
© Julie Cockburn
Related Content:
View a selection of digital images in the Yale Center for British Art's online catalogue https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/orbis:14566116
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
"I wanted to play with the juxtaposition of knowing what they are (harmless, paper cut-outs) that have somehow come alive. I hope it evokes a suspension of disbelief. ... It is amazing to me that a 2-dimensional image can be given so much life just by cutting it out."--Artist's statement.
Exhibition History:
Photographs | Contemporary Art: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2019-06-20 - 2019-09-08)

Subject Terms:
Butterflies -- Pictorial works. | Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens. | Altered books -- Specimens.
Artists' books -- Great Britain. | Cut-paper works. | Altered books.