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Jody Alexander
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Marie Dern
Guy Diehl
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Amy Franceschini
Alisa Golden
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Art Hazelwood
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Roberta Lavadour
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Mary V. Marsh
Emily Martin
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Howard Munson
Emily Payne
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Jeanmarie Nutt
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Lisa Rappoport
Roslyn Ritter
Judith Serebrin
Elizabeth Sher
Brian Singer
Claudia Smelser
Helen Stanley
Erin Sweeney
Nikki Thompson
Richard Wagener
Vita Wells
William T. Wiley


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

Nikki Thompson


Nikki Thompson prints with letterpress, Gocco, and inkjet. She uses innovative structures and materials to reflect the book's content. Each book is handbound. Production occurs either in a living room with a terrific view of downtown or on a red formica kitchen table in a San Francisco apartment. Letterpress printing happens in a Berkeley carriage house with a rich history of printers and many small critters.

Nikki Thompson, A Contemplation on the Obsessive Nature of Time, The Art of the Book at Donna Seager Gallery

A Contemplation on the Obsessive Nature of Time

A series of 12 flipbooks, one for each month of the year. The images show the progressive growth of a surreal plant. January's seed ends in December with a strange collaged plant, a pocket watch dropping from between the petals. The images are based on Julio Cortazar's prose poems "Preamble to the Instructions on How to Wind a Watch" and "Instructions on How to Wind a Watch."

Edition of 30. Photocopy and Gocco printed.
2" x 4.25" x 4"




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