KUSAKIZOMEGAMI



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KUSAKIZOMEGAMI
edition of 1
6.8 x 9.75 x .65 inches/7.5 x 22.5 x 1.5 cm
Japanese natural dyes on paper with
dyed parchment cover

The Americans



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The Americans
edition of 20
6.5 x 5 x 1 inches/16.5 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm
handmade paper made from plants
collected across America, ink stamp

 

UnCommon Pages Field Notebook




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UnCommon Pages
edition of 2000
unsigned and handbound
2014 - ongoing

In New York City, the Freshkills Park site, is in a continual phase change from landfill to park, a conceptual and physical reclamation. UnCommon Pages re-imagines the invasive Phragmites (the common reed) as a generative material, and with that, is a form of recycled art. Rather than introducing new materials to express recycling or upcycling, this project uses plants that are now growing on the site naturally, looking to the future of the land and expressing the possibilities in renewal. Read more about this publishing/public art project here.


twentysix plants




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twentysix plants
edition of 50
signed and handbound

Publication coincides with the 50th anniversary of Ed Ruscha's iconic road book Twentysix Gasoline Stations - a slim and elegant machine-made paperback. Twentysix Plants is rough and chunky and made by hand; it celebrates standing in place; the paper is made from 26 plants grown or foraged at Women's Studio Workshop in Upstate New York.

Interaction of Tantra




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Interaction of Tantra edtion of 1
signed and handbound

Interaction of Tantra references Josef Albers' 1963 textbook Interaction of Color and the anonymous abstract Tantric paintings from Rajasthan, India, collected by French poet Frank AndrĂ© Jamme.

 "Susan Mills' two accordion books are directly referential to Josef Albers’ iconic 1963 publication Interaction of Color in which he explores formal relationships in colour theory. In her work titled Interaction of Tantra, Mills excises illustrations and texts from the recent Albers edition, sewing portions of the colour plates into the first volume and black and white text with illustrations and diagrams into the second. As two separate volumes, the dual strands of image and text, vision and intellect braid together into a single work of art. To further underscore this fusion of Eastern and Western worldviews, Mills—literally—stitches the excised image/texts from the Albers’ book onto handmade Japanese mitsumotta chiri paper using personally chosen sewing patterns of basic shapes (circles, squares, coils, and arrows), each laden with elemental visual associations."
Peter Dykuis,  Unbound: an exhibition in three chapters, Dalhousie University


Post-Partum Documents




Post-Partum Documents
Edition of 40
signed and handbound

This publication references and excerpts from Susan Mills' 1981 bookwork Diary which in turn references Mary Kelly's 1973-79 Post-Partum Document.


Silence



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Silence
edition of 50
7 x 71 inches inches / 18 x 181 cm
papyrus scroll

SEVENTYSIX PALIMPSESTS


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SEVENTYSIX PALIMPSESTS
edition of 1
12 x 6 x 3 inches/30.5 x 15.5 x 7 cm
pigment and ink on digital prints; parchment cover

Reanimate


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Reanimate
edition of 22 unique books
4.75 x 4 x 1.5 inches/ 12 x 10 x 4 cm
wooden and leather cover

GARDEN LEDGER


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GARDEN LEDGER
edition of 10 unique books
6.75 x 8.25 x 0.75 inches/26 x 31 x 3 cm
vegetable and fruit parchment text block with recycled felted wool cover

frigate


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frigate
edition of 1
11 x 8 x 2 inches/28 x 20 x 6 cm
recycled cloth, handmade paper with parchment cover

T/F


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T/F
edition of 100
2.2 x 1.3 x .25 inches/5.5 x 3.5 x .7 cm
hand stamped/written text in accordion book form

the real truth


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the real truth
edition of 100
2 x 3.55 x .25 inches/5.5 x 8.7 x .4 cm
digital print on paper

flowcharts 1.11.11




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flowcharts 1.11.11
edition of 1
5.5 x 3.5 x 3.75 inches/14 x 9 x 9.5 cm
handmade paper with parchment cover

Page Spread folios


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Page Spread folios
one of a kind series
13 x 17 inches/33 x 44 cm
handmade paper with linen thread

Strawberry Field Notes


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Strawberry Field Notes
edition of 1
11 x 7 x 3 inches/28 x 18 x 7 cm
recycled cloth, handmade paper with parchment cover

INTERIOR SKY



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INTERIOR SKY
edition of  2
10.5 x 5.25 x 2.5 inches/26.5 x 13 x 6.5 cm
dyed parchment and ink on handmade paper with dyed parchment cover

turn turn turn turn


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turn turn turn turn
edition of 1
13 x 9.75 x 1.5 inches/33 x 25 x 5 cm
handmade paper with parchment cover

Publisher's Binding: Garden Ledger


Publisher's Binding: Garden Ledger
edition of 3 unique books
9 x 7.5 x .5 inches/ 22.5 x 19 x 1.5 cm
vegetable parchment text block; kozo cover
with plant dyes (logwood; lotus or sweet gum);
hot gold stamping; 'gold' thread.

mise en abyme BUTOH FLIP-BOOK


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mise en abyme BUTOH FLIP BOOK
edition of 40
5.5 x 4.25 x 0.25 inches/14 x 11 x 1 cm
Susan Mills and Bill Mullen
Digitally printed with foil stamped paper cove