About The Artist
Joanne Fox • San Francisco, CA
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Artist's Statement Joanne Fox . Books I love books. I love to read them, to make them, to smell the ink and feel their weight in my hands. I've been reading a book a week for 75 years. I began writing and using text in my art-work in 1990. That led me to making books. I've published 4 novels and two collections of short stories under the name Jo Fox. I've published 4 books of other writers' poems, and made hundreds of sculptural pieces based on book formats and then embellished them with discursive text. I exhibited my craft in 4 ACC markets per year from 1974 to 2002. I would like to resume sharing my books through the Directory. Books have been around since 3,000 BC.--to record one's business, one's thoughts, travels and observations on life and nature--books to write in and draw in. In this age of Microsoft Word, AI writing, print-on-demand, Kindle and Audible, it still feels authentic to me to own and to cherish a book.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I begin with a structure of the book, sculptural or codex. Then I cover the structure with paper or leather. On a codex, I add handmade paper for the end-papers and create a plate for the cover out of metal, a transparency, and polycarbonate. This is held together with rivets.