Stephanie Wolff – Place Memory

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition

Completed 2020
Editions: 4
Dimensions closed: 6.25” x 4.75” x .5”
Materials: acrylic ink, paper, bookcloth, board
Artist resides in Norwich, Vermont

In the first months of the pandemic, I found myself thinking back on moments and places from my life — travel via my imagination. The maps of those places, along with brief written sketches of the associated memory, are collected in this book. These include areas of Princeton, NJ, East Barnard and Norwich, VT, Croatia, Northampton, MA, and Munich, Germany.

The maps and text are stenciled with acrylic ink using both hand- and machine-cut stencils on Canson paper. The text is Avenir. The hardcover pamphlet-style binding is covered in variegated green bookcloth with an inset stenciled label and housed in a paper slipcase. The binding structure is based on The Standard Road Book, a New England road atlas from 1904.

Stephanie Wolff (Norwich, Vermont)

Stephanie Wolff is an artist who works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, often on themes of weather, science, history, and rural life. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Germany and is in many collections, public and private. She has been awarded a creative research fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and was Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Stephanie teaches book arts techniques in addition to her own studio practice.