untitled #1 (cover) by Karah Lain


by Karah Lain

Untitled-#1-4 is a series of handmade books that use found materials along with found words to interrogate how arranging the fragmented pieces of everyday life may spark new resonances where they are least expected. By gathering vibrant materials and words found in magazines, the artist creates new visual and literary poetry, prompting the reader to reconsider what may seem common and obvious. Through a restrained, minimal palette and subtle, poetic visual gestures, these books generate an experience of focused looking and direct, concentrated thought.

untitled #3, pages 1-2 by Karah Lain. Courtesy of the artist.

About the artist:
Karah Lain holds an MFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft, and has shown her collage works throughout the U.S. She has also served as an artist-in-residence at Portland Garment Factory and as a fellow at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, where she lives and works.

by Karah Lain
hand-made artist books
mixed materials
Karah Lain, San Diego, California, 2019

For more information about these books, visit the artist’s website HERE.