Sept Art in the Afternoon

September 20, 2020

Tiny Books

Deanne Warnholtz Wortman

My interest in paper and printing and books goes back many years. I have explored both over the years and have gone from wall sized prints and drawings to miniatures. I have shared my love of books and story and text with children of ALL ages through storytelling, puppetry, drawings and now, Tiny Books.

Many of them are wordless, speechless. Many of them are quite unconventional. Many speak in images, through materials, use a tactile, visual language, beautiful to look at, opening, unfurling, revealing, surprising. Will they ever have words? Who knows?

I don’t, but I can sometimes hear a murmur when I open one.

These are just some of the pursuits that I work on in my basement, the home of electricjumpinghorse studio and the Black Bart Press. Watch the video.