The end of 2022 is near, which means our Year-End Broadside is here. This bright and earthy work of art presents “The Book,” a poem by Sandra Marchetti that was inspired by the artist Brian Dettmer, whose work de- and re-constructs old books into fantastical new forms. The broadside was created collaboratively this fall by three Arizona-based artists — papermaker Zoë Goehring of Cave Paper, printer/designer/University of Arizona professor Karen Zimmermann, & book artist/illustrator Pamela Wood.
Zoë created a custom batch of handmade paper, with the help of her trusty assistant Ramona, at Cave Paper using Belgian flax, indigo and pomegranate dyes, and external gelatin sizing. Pamela Wood created a technical illustration inspired by her love of books, Bauhaus, and the agave plants native to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. And Karen Zimmermann designed the broadside's typography and printed the poem and illustration using black, silver, and copper inks.
The full edition of 140 signed and numbered copies of the 2022 Year-End Broadside were created to benefit Hand Papermaking’s annual year-end fundraising campaign. Copies of the broadside are sent as a thank-you gift to the first 100 supporters who donate $125 of more to our annual year-end campaign. Make your donation today before these beautiful one-of-a-kind treasures are gone! Your donation directly supports Hand Papermaking and our mission to advance traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of making paper by hand.
Sandra Marchetti is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Aisle 228, forthcoming from Stephen F. Austin State University Press (2023), and Confluence from Sundress Publications (2015). She is the author of four chapbooks and regularly writes for the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s blog, 1508; currently, she serves as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage in the Chicagoland area.
Zoë Goehring is the owner and operator of Cave Paper, located in Tucson, Arizona since July 2020. She continues to produce the high quality papers created by founders Amanda Degener and Bridget O'Malley, along with her own designs. She holds a Bachelor of Humanities and Art from Carnegie Mellon University with concentrations in Fine Art and Creative Writing, and has an extensive background in organic agriculture as well.
Karen Zimmerman is a printer, graphic designer, and writer who teaches at the University of Arizona, where she is also the Assistant Director of the the School of Art.
Pamela Wood produces fine binding and artist books in her Tempe Arizona studio. She was a former Hand Papermaking Newsletter columnist, and a participant in Paper Portfolio #7, "Paper in Motion." Her books are in rare book collections of libraries and museums, local, national, and international.