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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
..................................................................................... UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS

April First Fridays: Apocalypse
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Friday, April 4, 2014, 6–10 pm
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beyond earth art
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
January 25, 2014 - June 8, 2014
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Social Paper
February 10 -   April 5, 2014
Opening: February 13, 6pm
The Center for Book and Paper, Chicago, IL
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RECENT NEWS

"Neighborhood Detox." By Nyki Salinas-Duda, Proximity Magazine, The Food and Art Issue, Fall 2013

"Artists’ Book by Maggie Puckett Purchased During Printed Matter Book Art Fair."
Kathleen Beste, InterArts/CBPA Newsfeed
March 22, 2013

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ARTIST'S BOOK

Salty: LICK THIS BOOK
2011
handmade papers (cotton, abaca, sea salt, table salt, pigment), thread, squid tentacles, pva
6 x 5 x 2 inches (closed)

LICK THIS BOOK.

To experience Salty you must lick it.

The salty taste of the paper, embedded with extra coarse sea salt and produced in salty water, is meant to mimic the experience of tasting seawater.

Salty was created out of a desire to experiment with paper made in seawater. The salt may affect the paper’s archival qualities, but suggests an alternative source of water for papermaking studios located in drought-stricken but coastal areas. Rising sea levels caused by global warming will result in more seawater while freshwater sources become increasingly scarce.

This artist’s book was created in the spring of 2011 at the Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago, IL. The salty handmade paper is made of cotton rag with inclusions of seasalt and table salt. Front and back covers are handmade, pigmented abaca paper with ink-jet printed text. The sheets of paper are held together in an exposed binding, sewn on dried squid tentacles.

Acquired by Dartmouth College, Rauner Special Collections Library, Hanover, NH.

 
 
 
Licking Salty produces a variety of reactions.
 
 
 

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