Selections of the Month

Selection of the Month: February 2015

Bridget O'Malley

 Louise Erdrich
Winter Reader

With handmade papers by Amanda Degener, Bridget O’Malley, Rebecca Alm, Mary Hark, and Jeff Rathermel
Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 2003
Gould Library Special Collections

My imagery is visceral and personal in nature; biomorphic forms which originate as raw feeling and emotion in the subconscious and worm their way out through dreams, doodles and mind flashes.
- Bridget O’Malley, artist’s statement

This work of handmade paper by artist Bridget O’Malley accompanies Louis Erdrich’s essay, Rising Wolf, which reflects on a winter night in a snow cave on Rising Wolf mountain.

Each winter, The Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) commissions a group of artists to produce a limited-edition book that celebrates the energy and diversity of the book arts. This Winter Reader, from 2003, features text by acclaimed Minnesota novelist and poet Louis Erdrich, a full-leather binding by Jana Pullman, and handmade papers by five talented Minnesota papermakers: Amanda Degener, Bridget O'Malley, Rebecca Alm, Mary Hark, and Jeff Rathermel. 

 Bridget O'Malley is the co-founder of Cave Paper.