Artworks
handmade paper, Embroidery Thread, wooden base
2016
35mm color film
2011
Pressure print, letterpress print
2015
Laminated paper, Embroidery Thread, beads
2016
35mm color film
2011
Altered Book
2013
letterpress print
2015
Altered Book, glass vials
2015
120mm B&W Film
2012
120mm B&W Film
2012
120mm redscale film
2012
120mm B&W Film
2012
handmade paper, Embroidery Floss
2016

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  • This photograph was taken along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN, in June 2011, during the all-night Northern Spark art festival. It is a combination of three overlapping photos taken with a Diana Mini camera and color 35mm film.
  • Custom-made pressure printed book design accompanying lead type letterpress print. Quote is from Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, regarding Hermione's tendency to turn to books for answers.
  • Monica Howell updated the Artwork Alexandra Press
    This photograph was taken at Open Book in Minneapolis, MN, in June 2011, during the all-night Northern Spark art festival. It was taken with a Diana Mini camera and color 35mm film.
  • Monica Howell updated the Artwork Rabbit at Rest
    This book has been altered to make space for a custom-built box. Given the title of the book, I then chose to cut out the main character's name, Harry (nicknamed Rabbit), and lay the names to rest in the box. This piece was done in Feb-Mar 2013, as part of a class at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The project plan was provided and taught by Jennifer Hibbard.
  • Monica Howell updated the Artwork No Silence
    Part of the Library Information Brigade project
  • This book is the first piece in a projected series examining how youth, especially teenagers, are depicted in public writing. I selected this one for its particularly outrageous discourse on teens. I read through the book, cutting out the negative words and short phrases used to describe teens, including "crazy," "insane," "nuts," "terrorists," "werewolf," and "psychosis carriers." Seeking a way to display the cut-outs, I took a trip to Ax-Man in St. Paul and found hundreds of tiny glass vials. …
  • This photograph is a double exposure of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. It was taken in July 2012, using a Holga camera and black-and-white 120 film. One exposure was taken with the built-in camera lens and one with a fisheye lens.
  • This photograph depicts the mud terraces surrounding Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park. It was taken July 2012, using a Holga camera and black-and-white 120 film.
  • This photograph was taken in Grand Teton National Park in July 2012. It was taken using a Holga camera and redscale 120 film.