This is the time of year I go through the tedious process of applying for things, which I try not to be disappointed by when the rejections roll in. I figure it's kind of like "artist Bingo".......sometimes you win. And I've "won" a few times in the past, and been fortunate to have some great residencies and even a few awards and fellowships. So this was an application to make an artist's book in the spring at the Women's Studio Center in New York. Usually I tear my hair out when I make these applications, but this was fun!
A book would consist of no more than 20 pages all silk screened and hand bound, so the pages would really be part of a "bound theme show" in a way. I returned to my many years of devotion to the Legend of the Spider Woman in coming up with these prototypes for pages. With so much competition, I seriously doubt I'll be considered, but, the ideas were fun to make and who knows, maybe they could become a book anyway. I shall never tire of images that speak to me of the meaning of "A Webbed Vision".
All images are copyright Lauren Raine MFA (2017)