Servane Briand
A French native, Servane first came to California in 1985. She has lived in San Francisco, Paris, and Palo Alto. She worked in various fields and made a radical move from high tech to printmaking and book arts in 2006. She is currently an artist in residence at Cubberley Artist Studio Program in Palo Alto and studies fine binding with Eleanore Ramsey in San Francisco. Her books may be an attempt to gentle the information overload and make a pause in time, while she welcomes the wealth of data and ideas that are today’s constant source of inspiration.

work in progress

Inspired by famous paintings and etchings, work in progress is a series of monotypes collected in an artist's book, an introspective pursuit of what shapes a person and makes a life meaningful. It is a very personal work and an invitation to conversation for the many people and works it references.

45 x 38 x 2.5 cm
cover in Pergamena orange parchment, archival digital prints on Awagami and Asuka paper, etching inks, kakishibu, watercolor pencils, beeswax and pigment.