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The Art of the Book
Sixth Annual Exhibition of Handmade Books,
Altered Books and Book Related Works

Helen Hiebert


Helen Hiebert is a Portland, Oregon artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light. She exhibits, teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft. Helen is the author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker's Companion, and Paper Illuminated, and she is a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking Newsletter.

Helen Hiebert, Alpha Beta, The Art of the Book at Donna Seager Gallery

Alpha, Beta, …
Limited Edition Artist Book

A book in the form of a unique lantern structure Helen Hiebert developed for her book, Paper Illuminated. Each panel of the shadow lantern features an alphabet letter cutout that casts a shadow onto a second layer of paper. The letters are in the Arts and Crafts style font designed by Dard Hunter, often referred to as the father of hand papermaking in 20th century America. Composed of lightweight wood and paper panels in an accordion book structure, with a flexible hinge that allows it to be set up in a variety of ways. Each shadow lantern is stored in an architectural handcrafted box designed and produced by Claudia Cohen. The colophon is letterpress printed by Diane Jacobs of Scantron Press.

Hinged artist book. Handmade paper on wood framed panels. Page size: 4.5 x 6.25 inches. Box size: 6.75 x 5.25 x 4.5 inches. Opens out to 117 inches long. Edition of 25. 2010.


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