Taos Book Arts Group “Book of the Month”

Yesterday I installed one of my working journals in the “Book of the Month” case at the Taos Community Auditorium in Taos, NM.  I make my own journals so I can create the size I want, with the paper I like. They are Coptic-bound (an intricate bookmakers stitch that allows a book to lie flat when opened, making it easier to work with).
My journals are a place to unload my brain…a place to store sketches, ideas, quotes I like, research and sources of inspiration for future work. If I’m working for a show in a specific venue, I often go to the space and make a plat of floors and walls to use for planning the installation. Link to the TCA site: http://tcataos.org/calendar/view_by_cat/2#top

About Julie Wagner

I was born in Wisconsin, and grew up on the east coast, wandering the woods, collecting leaves, bones, and bugs. After earning a BA from Oberlin College, studying sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum School, and receiving an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, I moved to a rural town in northern New Mexico where I live with my blacksmith husband, and a long series of dogs and cats. My work is based on the natural environment where I live, maps, scientific diagrams and microscopic images. My work is in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
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