These Times
2020 Virtual Members' Exhibition


Amanda D'Amico

Amanda D'Amico is a book artist in Philadelphia, PA. She teaches at the University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She serves on the Boards of the College Book Art Association, the Philadelphia Center for the Book and the Soapbox: Community Print Shop and Zine Library.

Icelandic Fish Book

The Icelandic fish book is about material and process. At the start of the quarantine, I turned inward, examining items I had collected over the year is my studio. This fish leather, which I had purchased in 2016 in Reykjavîk, had been pinned to my wall since I returned. Some bright pink cardstock seemed a perfect match, and the two-needle coptic binding a suitable stitch to mimic the organic shape of the leather. The meditative folding and sewing was soothing as the reality of the year started to set in

5" x 16" x 3.5"
Fish Leather, Two-Needle Coptic Binding