About the Artist Book
Dianne Yudelson’s artist book of her “Antique Aviary” images will be on display at the Griffin Museum from September 7, 2017 – October 1, 2017. Dianne created her artist book as a vehicle for viewing “my birds” in an aviary grouping. The accordion book is handmade, printed and editioned by the artist using Hahnemühle Fine Art paper with cover images printed on 100% cotton, and all archival materials. The book is 5.25” square. This “mini exhibit” book can be hand held or displayed standing; when open flat it measures 5’4” in length. The pages are double thickness and there are images on both sides of the book with 20 birds in the aviary. Dianne’s book is held together by a handmade band and enclosed with a signed letter of authenticity within a handsome gray box.
Statement on Antique Aviary
As a very young girl my fondest memory was sitting on my grandmother’s porch while she showed me the tintypes of my great grandmother and other loved ones. Holding these tintypes in my hand and gazing into the eyes of my ancestors while hearing stories of my grandmother’s childhood was an experience I hold dear to my heart. These tintypes were my first exposure to the “Art” of photography. My series “Antique Aviary” is a melding of my lifelong passion for birds, my wildlife photography and my deep appreciation of the tintype image
– Dianne Yudelson