Roberta Lavadour

Roberta Lavadour at Seager Gray Gallery showing How I Learned to Read a handmade artist book. - Roberta  Lavadour

How I Learned to Read, 2013

Artwork Shop  
6.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 in

Statement: When I was notified of the cards drawn for me I was initially stumped – the combination was so unlike what I would have chosen for myself. Then, as I sifted through my thrift store purchases and explored several ideas along the way, it all came together.

How I Learned to Read is part of the Ideation by Chance exhibition in which artists set out to make a book based on random assignments from a deck of options.

Here are the parameters set for this book:

Adjectives: personal, lyrical, ordinary, similar, scientific
Describe: narrative
Paper: transparent, translucent
Color: primary
Imagery: found
Layout: random, unplanned
Structure: unbound/ boxed
Technical: photocopy
Text: abstract, non-verbal, gibberish