Books as Life: 2024 Member's Exhibition


Aileen Bassis

Aileen Bassis is a visual artist and poet in New York City, She's received grants from the Queens Council on the Arts, NJ State Arts Council, Puffin Foundation and the Spanish Consulate. Her artist books are in collections at Yale, Penn, MIT, Swarthmore, Wellesley College and many others.

Artifacts of the 21st Century

This book is about life in the city and our future. This work is concerned with global warming and the possibility that this city (New York) may someday be under water. I've made prints of the city streets and combined them with text that lists physical objects that may be all that remains of our lives here. This 18 page book has 3 accordion sections and sewn into each accordion section is a 4 page folio with smaller pages. The text is drawn with pencil.

Paper Lithography, Transfer Printing, Inkjet Printing, Pencil