PD Packard, “A Sense of Place: In Honor of Kenneth Kerslake”

Image 1: Front Cover (left) and Slip Case (right) for single sheet book, A Sense of Place.

Embossing created from computer rendered artwork and laser cut, plexi printing plates.

Image 2: Front Cover and Center Fold, pages 3 & 4. Embossing created from computer rendered artwork and laser cut, plexi printing plates, drypoint etching, and collograph on kozo paper & BFK Rives.

Image 3: Collograph made from dried seaweed printed on kozo paper. Pages 1 & 2.

Image 4: Drypoint etching and collograph printed on kozo paper. Pages 5 & 6.

 

PD Packard
Brooklyn New York
www.pdpackard.com

A Sense of Place: In Honor of Kenneth Kerslake
2016
Embossing, drypoint etching, collograph
Unique
6 inside pages + front & back cover
5.5″ x 9″ x .5″
5.5″ x 4.5″ x .5

 

Artist Statement

My mother tongue with art and design is color.

 

Made from the construction of a single sheet, this small book was created to be held within the palm of one’s hand.

 

The inspiration for this book came from the artist, Kenneth Kerslake, and his print, A Sense of Place. Kerslake stated, “Printmakers do what all artists do: create images that reflect their world, project their values and interest in the human condition, and imaginatively explore their visions.”

 

The text and images illustrate a dialogue that I have within myself. As contained narrative, my work expresses the principles of unconditional love, not conditional romance. I hope to covey a sense of place, where even within the depths of confusion or loneliness one can find a vastness of unconditional love.

 

The embossed patterns and prose is computer designed and then laser cut out of plexi. The cut plexi is then made into a printing plate that is then passed through an etching press to create the embossed paper.

 

The embossing is printed on 270 gsm BFK Rives and the drypoints and collograph are chine colléd kozo paper onto the BFK Rives.