The Northwind Book Arts Group is delighted that Bainbridge Island book artist Carolyn Terry has agreed to discuss the creation of her amazing works at the NBAG Spring Meeting. She will speak on April 17, at 7:00 PM in Port Townsend at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street.
Carolyn says that “as an artist, I work in one of the trickiest mediums to define: artists’ books.” She combines her background in crafts, drawing, and painting with her interest in writing fiction to create one-of-kind books. “I get to mess around all day,” she says.
Originally a Californian, Terry retired to the Northwest after a career in teaching. “My internal compass always pointed north,” she says. “Georgia O’Keefe may have liked the desert; my inspiration comes from fog and cedar forests.”
Terry spends her studio time filling pages with fish and insects and plants, or carving chickens who tell your future, placing a dodo on wheels, or loading a small boat with tiny messages-in-a-bottle. A number of her books can be seen at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
The Northwind Book Arts Group is dedicated to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as art, while preserving the traditional practices involved in the creations of books and providing a forum for exchange among fine printers, typographers, binders and artists in and around Port Townsend and the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Open to all with an interest in artist’s books, fine printing and paper. More information available from email@example.com. http://northwindarts.org/