Divisions of the Heart

Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, librarian, and teacher. She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles to create sculptural works and installations that celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. She is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, and her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books (Vol. I & II), and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art. She is the founder of Wishi Washi Studio at the Tannery Art Center, and she lives and works in Santa Cruz, California.