Subtle Body by Lauren Clay
Subtle Body is a tunnel book expanding the installation and sculptural work of Lauren Clay. Its vivid pigment printed and laser cut pages take their forms from Clay’s wall based paper sculpture series and create a feminine interior landscape.
The tunnel structure for Subtle Body was inspired by a historical example from around 1825, The English Garden, in the collection of the New York Public Library. The book’s large side walls create a cinematic effect for the viewer as the form expands giving the illusion of traveling into the work.
The images are archival pigment printed onto Moab Entrada rag and kozo paper by Small Editions. The tunnel book, in a foil stamped Colorplan paper sleeve, is laser cut by Anyline and hand bound at Small Editions. This book is limited to 100 copies signed and numbered by the artist, 2 APs and an exhibition copy.
Tunnel book, full color pigment printed and laser cut in color plan sleeve
8 x 8 inches, expands to 46 inches long
Edition of 100 books + 2APs