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Veda M. Rives

  What I do in the Arts:

Artist in studio
 Illustrations about Papermaking
 Views of Recent Works:

Worlds Colliding, 2009, one color lithograph

Interval, Monotype

Progression II, letterpress

Extend, Monotype

Turn, Monotype

Fragments Linger
Monotype 29" x 26"

Opposing Forces II
Monotype  x 8 1/2" 13"

Opposing Forces
Monotype  x 8 1/2" 13"

Joining Forces
Monotype  x 8 1/2" 13"

Joining Forces II
Monotype  x 8 1/2" 13"

Fragment I
Monotype 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Fragment II
Monotype 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

untitled
Monotype 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Equilibrium
Monotype 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
 
 
 

 
Collaborative BookEnvirons with Meda Rives:
BookEnviron: Iowa City
Artists' Books as Shelter, Escape, Epiphany;
Shaping Our Space, Our Thoughts, and Our Aspirations 

These installations are the latest in a series of large viewer interactive environments exploring the theme of spaces set aside for contemplation and were created specifically for the College Book Art Association's inaugural conference 
Art, Fact, & Artifact: The Book in Time and Place.
January 2009, Hosted by the University of Iowa Center for the Book


Magnolia  BookEnviron

Twin Path BookEnviron

Magnolia  BookEnviron, detail

Twin Path BookEnviron, detail

 
 LANDSCAPE and BEYOND
2007 Illinois State University Alumni Exhibition
University Galleries
June 8 - September 14, 2007
Dual Pathway
a collaborative installation by Veda and Meda Rives the configuration of the handmade paper
defines two spiraling pathways that intertwine as they approach the center of the artwork.

Handmade paper: abaca fiber, yarn, thread, wood, tea leaves, hair, sawdust, milkweed silks & seeds


overall view Dual Pathway from below

artists with  Dual Pathway at the reception
Dual Pathway is a large handmade paper installation measuring 20’ x 14’ x 6’ 
which hangs from the ceiling above the viewers’ heads. 

upper level of 
Dual Pathway

Dual Pathway looking up at the center
Made of abaca fiber, thirty-two separate handmade paper panels are hung sequentially in a configuration that defines two spiraling pathways that intertwine as they approach the center of the artwork. 

Dual Pathway looking up at the center

Dual Pathway detail
Each of the handmade paper panels measures 3’x 3’ and is composed of smaller shapes inspired by nature. 

Dual Pathway detail

Dual Pathway detail
Dual Pathway is purposefully placed in a position to cause the viewer to look upward and is intended to define a space that is set apart for wonder, contemplation, and inspiration. 

Dual Pathway detail

overall view Dual Pathway from above

 

Associate Director of Normal Editions Workshop in the School of Art of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University :

Previous Teaching Assignments:

                Art 351  Special Projects: Lithography Printshop
                Art 351  Special Projects Printmaking: Letterpress
                Art 351  Special Projects Papermaking
                Art 245  Intaglio I                 Drawing I and Drawing II
                Painting I and Painting II

Other Interesting Sites:
The Center For Book Arts
Tamarind Institute
Southern Graphics Council
Mid America Print Council
FATE, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
McLean County Art Center
Friends of Dard Hunter
Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking
College Book Art Association


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