After 20 years of editorial illustration, letterpress printing, sculpture and obsessive drawing from life, the need to combine my interests made the book form an obvious vehicle. How a book has to function as an object—both static and kinetic, compositionally each page individually and as a spread, and be experienced physically and visually by the viewer in a personal and intimate way—gave me the complexity and challenge missing in the singular pursuits of my artistic life.
Combining letterpress, pochoir, collage, colored pencil, pastel, and found objects, the books in this exhibition can be experienced visually as remarkable objects in themselves, and physically in a personal and intimate way.
Lynne Buschman teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She lives and has a studio in Montclair, NJ.