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MAGGIE PUCKETT
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Born 1981, Long Beach, California, USA
Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Through handmade paper, artist’s books, and environmental works my practice navigates our planet from atmosphere to core, examining ecological history and visualizing predictions of future global change. Read More

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ARTIST'S BOOK

Homeland
2013
30 different specimens of handmade paper (fibers: abaca, flax, cotton, wheat straw, linen, cattail seeds and reeds, desert agave; inclusions: soil, red and green marine algae, lobster shell, desert sand, beach sand, campfire charcoal; pigments), waxed linen thread, pva; ink-jet printed title page, diagram, and colophon 2013 7.5 x 50 x 2 inches (flat)

Homeland is an homage to the land and sea of Southern California. This artist’s book uses handmade paper to traverse the region from arid inland desert, over wooded mountain, through chaparral, grassland, and sage scrub towards the coastal shore, from shallow water kelp forest to deep sea canyons.

Desert Scrub 230 m
Coastal Scrub 400 m
California Grassland 600 m
Chaparral 800 m
Juniper Pine Woodland 1,800 m
Oak Woodland 500 m
Chaparral 200 m
California Grassland 150 m
Sagebrush Scrub 100 m
Coastal Scrub 20 m
Intertidal Zone Sea Level
Pelagic Zone -180 m
Mesopelagic Zone -200 m
Bathypelagic Zone -700 m
Abyssopelagic Zone -2,000 m

Pigments and inclusions of found natural materials turn pages of the book into representations of a corresponding habitat. Homeland contains locally found desert agave, desert sand, soil, charcoal, grass, cattail, seaweed, and lobster shell, along with other fibers and pigments.

Handmade paper was formed in Chicago, IL between 2010-2012. The book was assembled and bound in Southern California, Winter 2012/2013.

Acquired by Occidental College Library Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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