Book Art

Julie Shaw Lutts

Working in the Book Arts has allowed me to combine my collage and assemblage work into one of a kind pieces inspired by a book. Always challenging the idea of what an artist book is, what element creates a book. Using all kinds of media including encaustic, tintypes, old photographs, handwritten letters, I weave a story of another time and place. I love to hunt  flea markets and old book shops for items and inspiration. I often research an old tintype or photograph by dating the clothes or hats worn by the sitters, then create a story of the time.
Alteration of pre-existing media such as old books, old photographs, maps, vintage diaries, and found objects can bring to life something or someone forgotten by time.

Selected exhibitions:
2011  Artist Book Cornucopia II, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver CO
2011  Measure 4 Measure, Central Booking Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2011  Book Art: The World of the Limitless, ArtSpace Maynard MA
2010  Wax Libris II, Montserrat College of Art
2010  Narratives / New Work in the Book Arts, solo show, Galatea Fine Art, 460B Harrison Ave Boston MA
2010  ‘Quantified Aesthetics’, Juried Group Exhibit, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis MN
2010  The Copley Society, New Members Exhibit, Newbury Street Boston MA