Photopolymer plates

Crane’s Lettra paper
(600 gsm cover and
300 gsm inside

Hand-bound by the
artist, using french
link stitch binding
The Cityscapes project explores contemporary book design, print, and the ability of books to cross boundaries from an art object to everyday utilitarian tools. The project is focused on a hand-bound, letterpress printed book of imaginary landscapes accompanied by a poetic narrative exploring themes of materiality and belonging.

I moved to the United States as a teenager and continue to keep in close contact with family using increasingly modern technology. The images of landscapes in this book juxtapose buildings from Croatia with those in Illinois. My connections to home and family inspire these drawings.

It was written, designed, printed, and bound by the artist in an edition of 50 during an artist residency at the Center for Book and Paper Arts Columbia, College Chicago.

The book was initially accompanied by a free app that translated some of its qualities into a digital format. The Northeastern Illinois University Research Stipend supported the app release.