Rhiannon Alpers

Remnants by Rhiannon Alpers a book on women naturalists at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California in the San Francisco Bay Area - Rhiannon  Alpers

Remnants, 2015

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6.5 x 11 x 2.5 in

handmade artist book

Remnants brings the world of four women naturalists to life, and re-frames their stories in a more personal context. The specimens included and documented in the piece open the door into the world these women wandered and wondered in. They offer a tangible and personal connection to the the discoveries and observations these women made.Remnants is a quest to find a new perspective by viewing nature through their lens, and to better understand their world by examining our own.

Written, designed and printed by Rhiannon Alpers of Gazelle & Goat Press. 4 x 6” book with milk-painted and waxed wooden covers, bound with vellum straps and upholsterer tacks. Letterpress printed with polymer plates on Moab Entrada Rag 300 paper, with digitally printed original macro photography and folios interleaved with Hahnemühle Bugra paper. 6.75 x 10.75” cloth covered clamshell variant box with natural specimens under museum glass. Box interior lined with Ultrasuede, elephant hide, and bird of paradise handmade paper. Produced in an edition of twenty signed and numbered copies, with three artist proofs.