Paper Arts ~ California
(Marie Kelzer)

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Marie Kelzer: “Designing, binding books and painting on paper allow me to search for what lies beneath the surface and discover what tugs at my heart. My artist books come from life’s daily reactions and observations of people and events. Beginning with a concept, thought or perception, I imagine the content, style and binding to best communicate visually in the form of a book. The book is an ideal form and vessel with which to carry ideas."
   

Paste paper pattern bookworks by Marie Kelzer
Political bookworks by Marie Kelzer

 
   
It Is What It Is! Is It What It Is?
By Marie Kelzer
San Francisco: Paper Arts, 2011. Edition of 10.

6.125 x 9.5 x .5"; 48 pages. French doors structure. Two textblocks handsewn on tapes and bound side by side sharing a back board cover. Handpainted paste paper cover and endpaper. Paste paper designs printed on text pages. #80 cover Neeneh Classic Crest text paper. Designed, written, and typed using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop CS5. Adobe Text Pro, Bimini, and Prestige Elite Standard Bold type. Printed digitally on Epson Stylus Photo R1800. Paste papers and designs by Marie Kelzer. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Marie Kelzer, prospectus: "'
It is what it is' is one of those phrases that have entered mainstream. This artist's book was born of the discontent over the dismissive tone of 'It is what it is.' With the French Doors structure this book explores the meaning beneath the yin and yang of 'It is what it is' and 'Is it what it is?' Really!"
$475

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Perhaps Another Day
By Marie Kelzer
San Francisco: Paper Arts, 2011. Edition of 12.

5.25 x 3.5 x 1"; 14 pages. Flutter book with case binding. Paste papers hand-laced through accordion folded pages. Paste paper sides and label. Endbands. Japanese cloth spine. Text hand-lettered with archival white pen on acid free black paper. Housed in a white square gift box with a label. Designed, created, and bound with original painted paste papers by Marie Kelzer.

Marie Kelzer: "Text, hand-lettered in a childlike fashion, declares ... 'When Will We Ever Learn War Is Not Peaceful Perhaps Another Day.' The book speaks volumes."
$85

 


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The Paper Book 1999 The Electronic Book 2000
By Marie Kelzer
San Francisco: Paper Arts, Edition of 18.

A book plus a CD. Fine, paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Enclosed in cardboard box with lid covered in gold paper with paste paper title label on top.

The Paper Book 1999 is an essay, "Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge", which has been widely reproduced on the Internet. There are several earlier versions. The topic is the same: The Paper BOOK vs. The Electronic BOOK.
$45

 


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Paste paper books by Marie Kelzer
   

Paste Paper Creations:
By the Ocean

By Marie Kelzer
San Francisco: Paper Arts, 2009. Edition of 4.

12.25 x 10.5 x .5"; 16 pages. Hand-lettered text using archival pigment ink. Original paste papers, handpainted by the artist using acrylic paints and methyl cellulose paste, mounted onto the cover and pages. Text paper is Neeneh Classic Crest; cover paper is French Speckletone Paper covered with paste papers. Softcover binding with stubbed pages handsewn into linen tapes. Housed in black/tan clamshell box with paper lining and labels.

A compilation of 13 selected handpainted paste paper designs by Marie Kelzer representing the colors of the ocean. This book was originally commissioned by a private customer.

Marie Kelzer, About This Book: "My inspiration comes from the patterns and colors of the nearby ocean. …At this time, the ebbs and flows are more than ever a part of daily life. As the paste papers suggest, everything is not always as it appears on the surface. The foundation has been set and what is yet to come is as changeable as the daily shifting sands but in ways as predictable as the tides...."
$600

 

 


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Paste Paper Patterns
By Marie Kelzer

Each volume: 5 x 8", 64 pages with 50 paste papers. Folded signatures sewn on tapes. Stubbing used to accommodate tipped in plates.

Vol. I, II (Out of print): Designed, written and typed using Microsoft Publisher 2000. Paper used Mohawk Superfine 80## text, softwhite with a smooth finish. Printed on a HP Deskjet 7130xi.

Vol. III, IV, V, VI, VII: Designed, written, typed using Adobe InDesign® & Adobe Photoshop®. The paper is Mohawk Superfine 80# text, softwhite with a smooth finish. Printed on Epson Stylus® Photo R1800.

Each volume is a compilation of fifty paste paper designs, which Marie Kelzer created and painted from 1989 through 2015. Beside each Plate number is a list of the primary tools used in creating the specific design. Over the years Marie has collected a wide assortment of tools. A dozen pastry rollers with square indentations cut out ere found at a garage sale. Kelzer incorporates the pastry roller in creating designs along with combs as finishing touches. By changing the technique used she creates different designs using the same tool and the same patterns using different colors or tones.

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Volume III


Volume IV


Volume V


Volume VI


Volume VII


Volume V
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Volume III:
(2005)

 

Papers created from 1989 through 2003
(2005) Edition of 18 with 50 tipped-in original paste papers. Paste Paper Recipe included.
$125 (Last Copy)
   
   

Volume IV:
(2007)

 

Papers created from 2003 through 2005.
(2007) Edition of 18 with 50 tipped in original paste papers. Paste paper recipe included.
$125 (Last Copy)
   
   

Volume V:
(2008)

 

Papers created from 2006 through 2007
Edition of 18 with 50 tipped-in original paste papers. Paste Paper Recipe included.
$125 (Six copies remaining)
   
 

Volume VI:
(2010)

 

Papers created from 2006 through 2009
Edition of 18 with 50 tipped-in original paste papers.
Paste Paper Recipe included.
$125 (Five copies remaining)
   
 

Volume VII:
(2013)

Papers created and painted from 2009 through 2012
Edition of 18 with 50 tipped-in original paste papers. $125 (Four Copies remaining)
   

Volume VIII:
(2016)

 

50 original paste paper designs, created, and painted from 2013-2015. (2016) Edition of 18. Tools used Xiem™ Art Rollers, Blockwallah stamps made in India, and the handle of a plastic spoon
$150 (Four Copies remaining)

 

 

 
 

Political related bookworks by Marie Kelzer
   
THE DJIA in Numbers and Emotions
1900-2009

By Marie Kelzer
San Francisco: Paper Arts, 2009. Edition of 5.

8 x 5.5" closed. Open with fold-out chart 8 x 28.75"; 12 unnumbered pages. Paste Paper cover, endpaper and text paper painted by Marie Kelzer. Hand bound. Saddle stitch sewn through folded hard cover at spine. Fold-out chart hinged in. Computer printed with hand numbered lettering on fold-out chart. Label on front cover. Housed in paste paper envelope.

Kelzer's theory of the correlation of the stock market and public emotions.

Marie Kelzer: "As recent history tells us, the stock market cannot be predicted entirely by mathematical models. This book is about the relationship between raw numbers and emotions and the resulting highs and lows of the DJIA [Dow Jones Industrial Average]. As illustrated by columns of emotions and a graph chart of market data, we are not only influenced by raw numbers but also by 'herd mentality' and the overpowering emotions of greed when numbers are going up and fear when they are heading down."
$185

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Seven Deadly Sins + Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Lessons from the Financial Crisis of 2008

By Marie Kelzer
San Francisco: Paper Arts, 2009. Edition of 7.

5.5 x 4.5 x .5"; 96 pages. Computer designed and printed on Mohawk Superfine 80# text. 24 fonts used. Text represented in a ticker tape fashion. Chapter Heading pages with tipped on paste papers. Numbers hand stamped on paste papers. Original hand-painted paste paper designs, using acrylic paints and methyl cellulose paste. Hand sewn onto linen tapes with paste paper-covered boards and spine.

Marie Kelzer: "This book harbors on the theme of the 7 deadly sins, one of which is greed, paired up with the 7 heavenly virtues. The inspiration grew out of the 2008 October Surprise. The surprise was not the invasion of IRAN by the lame duck president George W. Bush but the economic meltdown due largely to the housing bubble creating a large number of subprime mortgages leading to a plethora of credit derivatives and the presence of greed in the beginning of the 21st Century which led to a liquidity crisis and finally a recession, locally and globally. Human nature cannot resist taking a gamble on a good deal. We all hope that this financial crisis steers humankind away from deadly sins toward the heavenly virtues. A glossary of the sins and virtues plus the descriptive terms of the financial crisis is included."
$125 (Three copies remaining)
$17 Pocketbook edition (pamphlet style in paste paper wraps)

 


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Paper Arts Out of Print Title:
• 6th and Howard - The Hugo Hotel
• Paste Pattern Papers Volume I, deluxe
• Paste Pattern Papers Volume II, deluxe
 
   
   

Paste Paper Patterns
By Marie Kelzer

Each volume: 5 x 8", 64 pages with 50 paste papers. Folded signatures sewn on tapes. Stubbing used to accommodate tipped in plates.
Vol. I, II, III: Designed, written and typed using Microsoft Publisher 2000. Paper used Mohawk Superfine 80## text, softwhite with a smooth finish. Printed on a HP Deskjet 7130xi.




Volume I

Volume I:
(2002)

Papers created from 1989 through 1999.
Standard version with scanned images of the paste papers.
(SOLD)
   
Volume II:
(2003)



Papers created from 2000 through 2003
Standard version with scanned images of the paste papers.
(SOLD)


Volume II
 
Scrap Works: Paste Paper
A Paste Paper Pattern Series

By Marie Kelzer
Marina Del Rey, California: Paper Arts, 2013. Edition of 5.

6.5 x 6.5"; 36 pages. Designed, written, and typed using Microsoft Word 2010. The text is set in DillenialUPC and printed on Epson Stylus Photo R1800. The paper is Classic Neenah Crest 80# cover white and French Paper 80# cover black. Paper cutting and paper weaving. Handsewn on strips of paper with linen thread. Paste paper painted by the artist on 80# text Mohawk Superfine paper with acrylic paints and methyl cellulose. Signed and numbered on the colophon.

Marie Kelzer: "Over the course of 25+ years of making paste papers, I had accumulated a plethora of scraps, most of them in narrow strips. I separated the papers roughly into 5 colors of black, blue, green, red, and orange. Each of the five books concentrates on one color range utilizing paste paper scraps using the ageless techniques of paper cutting and weaving."
(SOLD)

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