When I caught this house centipede on the wall, it escaped its cup prison. It began to scurry through a LEGO pile. At that point, I caught it again: a trial of a task, because it zipped across the floor at bewildering speed. Its short-lived home among the LEGO pieces inspired this print.
In the spring of 2016, my insect interests led me to the grasshopper. I spent several weeks etching the creature's tiny lines. Its intricate wing anatomy and minuscule hairs presented a special challenge. This image later appeared in book form, where the pages sprung just as a grasshopper does.
Intaglio, Monoprint, & Bookbinding, 2015
Careful observers, perusing the folds of this book, will notice the magnified tongue from my earlier print.
Hey Huntsville (Coloring Book)
Screenprint & Letterpress, 2015
This coloring book's colophon reads: “In Alabama we moved a few mountains in the course of printing this coloring book titled: Hey Huntsville. This humble book was hand-pulled & hand-bound using the processes of letterpress and serigraph. The project was designed & printed under the instruction of Katie Baldwin. A special thank you to Curt Sauer for his unwavering love of Book Arts (and Katie Baldwin). And another special thank you to Genya Rocca-Owodunni, from Bennington College, for spending her Field Work Term designing the cover, assisting with the printing, and numerous other essential details associated with the making of this book. We sincerely hope that you use this book to explore some of our favorite places in Huntsville, Alabama.
“Participating artists include: Victoria Duncan, Shannon Kennedy, Aoife Mc Donnell, Andrea Parham, Baxter Stults, Vincent Vidaurri.
“This is book no. 1 of 75. Rocket Press 2015, The University of Alabama Huntsville.”
Fairy of the Woods
When I was little, a creek ran through my backyard. On the opposite bank of this creek lay a wood. I knew with all my heart that a fairy lived there, and that she loved Godiva chocolate. Once, I left her some as a present. Years afterward, I printed this “title page” for a book I never completed.
Hello from Bennington
As a summary of my travels between Bennington (VT), Oakland (CA), Penland (NC), and Ireland, I wrote this poem and created a postcard to host it.
I printed this series in answer to my fear that my hands would one day no longer function.
Rocca & Mudd
Bookbinding & Letterpress, 2014
This is volume one of a short history of the Rocca family. My mother and her siblings penned the text and I printed and bound twenty copies at Em Space in Portland, Oregon.
A simple blank leather-bound volume.
Here, I felt compelled to depict the human tongue's ten thousand taste buds with all the detail of a clear night sky.
I uniquely relished rendering this outstretched figure's digestive tract.
Further nurturing my interest in the human digestive system, I printed this study of the throat.
Drowning in the Seine
This print portrays L'inconnue de la Seine (“The Unknown of the Seine”), who succumbed to the waters of that river and later became the face of the original CPR dummy.