Susan Lowdermilk – I Think that the Root of the Wind is Water

Artist Statement

I think that the Root of the Wind is Water speaks to the inherent interconnection of environmental elements. Today, as our planet experiences increasing climate instability, Dickinson’s message is a relevant reminder to honor and protect our environment.

Materials & Technique

I think that the Root of the Wind is Water is a poem by Emily Dickinson. Images were pressure printed by the artist. The book features four pop-up spreads, tipped at the fore edges with an exposed concertina spine and individual hard covers. The text was letterpress printed by Twin Ravens Press in Eugene, Oregon on Vanguard Recycled Plus paper.

About Susan Lowdermilk

Susan Lowdermilk is a book artist and print maker. She creates hand bound artist’s books involving movable parts and pop-ups. She works in traditional print processes and occasional digital media. She is a professor at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. Her work has been collected by over 60 public institutions worldwide and she is represented in galleries throughout the United States. She earned her MFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and her BFA from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.