|The Art of the Book
Sixth Annual Exhibition of Handmade Books,
Altered Books and Book Related Works
more work by Elizabeth Sher
Elizabeth Sher is a multimedia artist whose prints and paintings have been shown at many university art museums and at the San Francisco and San Jose Museums of Art, with solo shows in San Francisco and across the country. Her films and videos have been screened and broadcast nationally and internationally.
She has been honored with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute, the Western Regional Media Arts Fellowship Fund, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, the Pioneer Fund, and the Union of Independent Colleges of Art.
10 Views of Mt. Doggie
archival ink on rice paper, digitally enhanced woodcuts mounted on 100% rag paper bound into an 11 x 14” cloth covered book. Edition: 10, 11" x 14"
10 Views of Mt. Doggie is an edition of 10. Each view reconsiders the woodcut process in the 21st century, combining handwork and digital technology.
10 Views of Mt. Doggie honors the venerable tradition of such art historical giants as Monet's Views of Rouen Cathedral or Haystacks; Picasso's Las Maninas series; and most particularly Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji. Experiencing a subject over time or from different perspectives offers the artist a chance for deeper involvment with and of celebrating it. Mt. Doggie is seen against the backdrop of both the town and Gehry Museum at Bilbao. Like Rouen Cathedral, this has become a holy pilgrimage for artists and art appreciators since it opened 15 yearw ago.