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- 120 pages, 68 photographs
- 8 x 7 inches
- Lay-flat Swiss binding with a foldout text section and exposed Coptic stitching
- Accordion foldout image feature
- Cover is printed on heavy black stock with silver ink with foil stamping
- Each book is editioned
The book includes two essays – one by Dr. Susan Richmond, Associate Professor of Art History at Georgia State University, and the other by two dear friends who have encouraged us to get this work out into the world for years, Douglas Pierre Baulos, Associate Professor of Drawing & Book Arts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Patrick Saleeby, former Assistant Director of The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC.
Book designer: Susan Walker
Printer: NPN Drukkers, Amsterdam, Netherlands / August 2021
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Kind Words about entwined
"Over the years, DeMeritt’s camera has neither sensationalized nor sentimentalized Bass and her aging process. Instead, the women’s collaborative work reveals the complex and complicated nature of female identity as it forms over a lifetime of experiences. Growing old is simultaneously a cultural convention (a “state of mind”) and a physical reality. DeMeritt and Bass’s collaboration demonstrates, above all, that it is an impressive and ever-evolving performance. It is one that we potentially enact again and again and, if we are fortunate, do so in the company of good friends.”
- Dr. Susan Richmond, Art Historian
"The images are exquisite, the texts are illuminating and quite apropos, and the design is elegant in its simplicity. congratulations!...Your collaboration is one for the ages. I am knocked out by this book. Certainly, this is one of the best photo books I've ever held in my hands. I wish I were a Medici; I would purchase all available work and gift it to humanity."
- Mark Sloan, Former Director of the Light Factory and Halsey Gallery
"A beautiful special book publication - entwined - an incredible collaboration between Carolyn DeMeritt and Pinky Bass. Exquisite design, smart essay by writer/historian Susan Richmond. A real gem to add to your collection."
- Constance Thalken, Photographer and Educator
"The book is really a triumph of design in service of art and intent. I love it. And this comes from someone who has absolutely zero desire to look at my own or anyone’s aging flesh. Congratulations to you both and to the designer and printer. It is beautiful and elegant and shocking. All good!"
- Elizabeth Matheson, Photographer
"It's possibly the most gorgeous photography book in my collection(*). Not only is the actual photography beautiful, everything about the book is first rate. The binding! The paper! The layout! All of it. You've ruined me for photo books, though -- I'm going to spend the rest of my life chasing the high of unboxing yours."
- Neil Carpenter, Photographer
"Friends, yesterday my copy of this arrived, and I'm sort of overwhelmed at how moving it is. entwined is a collaborative artists' book by Carolyn DeMeritt and Pinky Bass. It feels like such a privilege to have a copy. (One of the essays is by my always insightful friend Doug Baulos.)"
- Billy Renkle, Artist and Educator
"I have received your and Pinky's amazing book entwined!! The story of your collaboration is so deep & warm & beautifully told. I know art collaborations is one of the most deeply spiritual & creative relationships we can have. The photographs are beautiful with layers & layers of feminine well-being & celebration. Big congratulations!"
- Kim Irwin, Artist
Carolyn! Pinky! I am in love with Entwined! It’s stunning! There aren’t enough exclamation marks!!!!!!!
Please allow me to thank you from the very bottom of my heart for creating work that is just so commanding and truly moving. I feel honored that I have the opportunity to experience your artwork.
- Rebecca Collins - Visual Arts Director, Cabarrus Arts Council