Artists’ Book Competition : 1999-2000

The 1999-2000 panel of jurors:

  • Dr. Kenneth Lavender, Curator of the UNT Rare Book Collection
  • Judy Youngblood, Artist, Printmaker, and former Professor at UNT
  • Paul Voertman, respected Denton businessman and long-time supporter of the arts

Artist: Teel Savage

The book is made from onion skin, flowers, and printed text that is adhered to handmade paper with wax coating. The “leaves” of book are circular in shape and bound with a single piece of twine that runs through the center of each leaf, creating a chain-like effect.  It is housed in a circular hat box, decorated with handmade paper, flowers, and title, all adhered with wax coating.

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Circular shaped leaves of the book, connected by a single piece of twine through their center, are displayed in a circle
Close up of book page that reads "Generations," has two leaves adhered to paper with wax.
Close up of three of the book pages. "Time" and "cycle" can be read from two of the pages. The third displays onion skin.
Close up of the page "Circle". Twine is seen threaded through the center, which has onion skin adhered with wax.

Artist: Teel Savage

The volume is composed of fragments of intaglio prints of various styles and subjects, on which a single red line was added across every image. It is bound in white paper-covered boards with a red line, sewn Coptic style.

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Spine of volume displays Coptic binding.
Volume is standing upright with pages fanned. Cover displayed with bisecting red line.
Volume is standing up right, slightly fanned.
Volume is open, displaying two pages with intaglio prints that are bisected with a thin red line.
Volume is open. Intaglio prints on pages are bisected with a thin red line.