Books as Life: 2024 Member's Exhibition


Servane Briand

A French native, Servane is a printmaker and book artist based in San Francisco. She loves to develop a narrative and combine traditional and contemporary techniques and materials for each new book arts project. Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world.

Hinc Ad Horam

Hinc Ad Horam, a book of metamorphoses, explores transformations and conversations that occur between humans and plants in the form of a Zhen Xian Bao structure. In Greek mythology and the book of Metamorphoses by Ovid, the world of humans and the world of plants have fluid borders. The book brings these two worlds together. It tells the fleeting beauty of life, the stories of people transforming into plants who themselves get transformed to recreate these stories, and illustrates the poem by Thanassis Hatzopoulos, a Greek contemporary poet and doctor, Repetition is a Rule of Life. 

22cm x12cm x 3cm
hanji, organic dyes and inks, eco dyed silk, velvet, archival digital inks, magnets