Limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered. "Bitter Chocolate was written and designed by Julie Chen. Illustrations of the cacao forest and cacao pods were created by Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder. All other images were created by Julie Chen. All elements were letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on a variety of papers including Old Masters handmade paper from Papeterie Saint-Armand in Montréal, Zanders Elephant Hide and Hahnemühle Ingres"—Colophon. Commissioned for inclusion in "Just one look," an exhibition of contemporary book arts held in the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries from March 31-July 29, 2016.
Edition of 25 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Art Library has copy 10. Influxstructure: A Topography of Ghosts explores macro and micro human systems (both natural and artificial), and how we use the earth and our bodies to communicate and navigate space. When the book is closed, iron filings in the glass case are gathered in a tightly closed circle around a hidden magnet. When the book is open, the iron filings fall away from the magnet and scatter into formless dust. The map-fold variation structure allows images to be peeled back layer by layer, alternating between the miniscule (synapses, nerves, veins), to the immense (Nazca lines, US Highway systems, Atomic bomb test site). Holes in pages peek through to highlight the interconnectedness of the systems. Text alternates from prose poems to cited research. Images and text created on a Poco Proof Press through a combination of pressure prints with pochoir, and text printed from photo-polymer plates on Hahnemuhle Ingres and Uda-gami paper. Typeset in Diotima designed by Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse. "—Artist's statement
Limited edition of 25 copies, signed and numbered by the artist, Art Library has number 12. "Reliquary memorializes forgotten objects found in the Mojave desert, with text centered around loss, memory, and decay. Questions asked in the text focus on where memory is held within objects and within our bodies, and do they erode at a similar rate?" — Vamp & Tramp website