28th May 2020
The webinar will be held on the online platform Zoom. To join the webinar please click on the link below:
We will be in conversation with artist and book-maker Radha Pandey to discuss her practice and her book Taxonomy of Shapes.
To see more of the artists’ work and see her other books, you can visit her website at the link below:
About Taxonomy of Shapes :
Taxonomy of Shapes challenges the reader’s perception of their environment and current systems of scientific classification. The book represents elements from both natural and man-made environments with hand-drawn icons. Hand-waxed translucent overlays use geometric cut-outs to organize the items according to circle, square and triangle forms. Taxonomy of Shapes introduces a new system of classification in which we find that a mountain is in the same category as a nose, a slice of pie, and a bunch of grapes. Letterpress printed with hand and die cutting in an accordion format.
Produced at Women’s Studio Workshop in an edition of 52
4″ by 8″ closed
About the author :
Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She practices European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques and teaches book arts classes in India, Europe and the US.
Her book Anatomia Botanica won the MICA Book Award in 2014, and received an Honorable Mention at the 15th Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. In 2018, her book Deep Time won the Joshua Heller Memorial Award.
Her artists books are held in over 40 public collections including internationally, including the Library of Congress and Yale University.
Currently, Radha is working on an artist book inspired by Mughal floral portraiture from the 16th century, for which all the paper will be hand made in the traditional Indo-Islamic style.