Artist Books

2009 - Present

Repurposed Guide from London’s National Gallery

Repurposed Guide from London’s National Gallery

Revealed Landscape

Revealed Landscape - cutouts that hint at what follows

Revealed Landscape — The Grand Canyon

Revealed Landscape — Thunderstorms Approaching

Layout — a repurposed design book

Layout — a repurposed design book

Torso Island Scrapbook — an imaginary Mexican resort

Hand-made, vintage-style, postcard booklets

The Remains of a Stamp Collection

When I work on artist books, they are usually long-term, ongoing projects until the pages of each book are finally filled.  Now, because most of my collage work focus on using my own material, painted paper, I am using up all my old ephemera in these books.   While I archive the mail art I receive, some of it is finding its way into the books I am working on, particularly the artist stamps and decorative envelopes.  

My art blog includes additional examples of the artist books I create.

© Scott St. John 1997-2021