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Jody Alexander

Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, papermaker, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She makes paper, in the Eastern-style, and uses her papers to bind books with exposed sewing on the spine in a number of historical and modern binding styles. She combines these books with found objects, wooden boxes and drawers, metal, bones, etc. to create sculptural works. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. She also likes to rescue books in distress and give them new life as rebound books, scrolls and sculptural pieces

Jody Alexander teaches book arts at University of California, Santa Cruz Foothill College and San Francisco Center for the Book.
 
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Exhibits     CV/Docs     All Jody Alexander     The Art of the Book    Altered book    Artist Book    Mixed media    Textile   
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Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery creates She Pours Out Tears and altered book.
She Pours Out Tears
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing Upholsterable_ Sushi Roll - Steel Wool a mixed media altered book art object.
Upholsterable: Sushi Roll - Steel Wool
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing Upholsterable_ Sushi Roll - Clothl a mixed media altered book art object.
Upholsterable: Sushi Roll - Cloth
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing The Odd Volumes of Ruby B._ No. 119 a mixed media book art object.
The Odd Volumes of Ruby B., No. 119
SOLD
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery creates When the Breath is Held an altered book.
When the Breath is Held
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery creates A Sensation of Touch and altered book.
A Sensation of Touch
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing Often it is Necessary a mixed media altered book art object.
Often it is Necessary
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing The Odd Volumes of Ruby B._ No.117 a mixed media altered book art object.
The Odd Volumes of Ruby B., No.117
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing The Odd Volumes of Ruby B._ Volume No. 111 a  mixed media altered book art object.
The Odd Volumes of Ruby B., Volume No. 111
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing The Odd Volumes of Ruby B._ Volume No. 113 a  mixed media altered book art object.
The Odd Volumes of Ruby B., Volume No. 113
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing The Odd Volumes of Ruby B._ Volume No. 115 a  mixed media altered book art object.
The Odd Volumes of Ruby B., Volume No. 115
 
Jody  Alexander Jody Alexander at Seager Gray Gallery showing Exposed Spines a  mixed media altered book art object.
Exposed Spines #24
 
Jody  Alexander Exposed Spines
Exposed Spines
 
Jody  Alexander
Frankenboro Book, No. 1 (from KEEP: Modern Library Series)
 
Jody  Alexander
Frankenboro Book, No. 2 (from KEEP: Modern Library Series)
 
Jody  Alexander Modern Library Classics I by Jody Alexander withdrawn library books and thread with images at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California in the San Francisco Bay Area
Modern Library Classics I
 
Jody  Alexander Modern Library Classics III
Modern Library Classics III
 
Jody  Alexander New Acquisitions  (from series KEEP_ Modern Library) Jody Alexander and artist book at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California in the SF Bay Area
New Acquisitions (from series KEEP: Modern Library)
 
Jody  Alexander
On Hold (from KEEP: Modern Library series)
 
Jody  Alexander To Be Shelved  (from series KEEP_ Modern Library) Jody Alexander artist book at Seager Gray gallery in Mill Valley California SF Bay Area
To Be Shelved (from series KEEP: Modern Library)
 
Jody  Alexander Modern Library Classic II by Jody Alexander discarded library books and thread with images at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California in the San Francisco Bay Area
Modern Library Classic II
SOLD
 

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Jody  Alexander

Jody Alexander

Jody Alexander Description

Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, papermaker, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She makes paper, in the Eastern-style, and uses her papers to bind books with exposed sewing on the spine in a number of historical and modern binding styles. She combines these books with found objects, wooden boxes and drawers, metal, bones, etc. to create sculptural works. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. She also likes to rescue books in distress and give them new life as rebound books, scrolls and sculptural pieces. Jody Alexander has taught book arts at San Francisco Center for the Book, The Center for the Book in New York City and University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and the recently published 1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art.

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