April 11, 2019
Library Book Pockets as Art Objects
Artist Member Ann Unger has created a series of prints titled Library Book Pockets as Art Objects, which are currently on display at the Deer Park Public Library in Toronto (April, 2019) and the Woodside Square Public Library in Scarborough (July, 2019).
Ann writes the following about her project:
The Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDCS) is a method used for classifying books in the library. Melvil Dewey, a librarian and educator, developed it in 1876.
Originally, library book pockets were placed in the back of books to hold sign out cards. Libraries have switched to a digital system so these are no longer required.
In this collection, I am displaying library book pockets as objects of art. This series of prints Library Book Pockets as Art Objects are from 4 of the 10 classifications in this system. To date, I have explored:
400 – 499 Languages
500 – 599 Sciences + Mathematics
600 – 699 Applied Sciences + Technologies
700 – 799 Arts + Recreation
The three methods of printmaking I use are: drypoint, lithography and pochoir (stencil).