Artists’ Book Competition : 2003-2004

The 2003-2004 panel of jurors:

  • Dr. Kelly Wallace, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, UNT
  • Catherine Chauvin, Lecturer in Visual Arts, UNT
  • Justin Quinn, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, UNT
  • Mary Durio, Curator of Rare Books, UNT

Artist: Lisa Tristan Mellot (AKA Elizabeth Mellott-Carreon)

Each of the twelve volumes of A Space Between Us consists of fired clay covers that enclose handmade paper pages. The pages open as a triptych to reveal contrasting statements about how the artist related with her mother at various ages and how her mother related with the artist's grandmorther at the same ages. Beneath the pages are recessed compartments containing found objects. 

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Triptych volumes of text are displayed. One of volumes is open, showing handmade paper and recessed compartment.
Design in fired clay cover shown, along with recessed compartment with found object in one of the volumes.
Close up of recessed compartment with found object contained by string inside volume of text.
Handmade paper with print and recessed compartment with found object inside triptych volume.
Handmade paper within triptych volume with text, "I though my mom was a dragon".