Karen Hanmer

Artists' Books & Installation

Gallery: Archive

New Work History & Culture Sculptural & Movable Book Structure Modelse Toys & Games Science & Technology Place/Time Altered Bindings Civics Lessons Photo-Based Work Archive Thrifty Picks

Title: Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

Pride Prejudice Passion: Tunnel of Love | 2011 | Collection of Johns Hopkins University

Tunnel Book: inkjet prints and found images

Closed size 8 x 8 x 2”
Open Size 8 x 8 x 18”

Unique artists’ book

This sculptural work pairs text from the archetypal 1813 romance novel by Jane Austen with images cut from the covers of its modern counterparts. Background pattern references Regency era roller-printed textiles.

This piece was created from a minimum quantity of recycled and already-purchased materials and with limited use of electricity for Sustainable Book and Paper Arts, a 2011 exhibition curated by Shawn Sheehy and Melissa Jay Craig.