Hi, I'm Brianna
Penrose Press is my bookarts practice. That means I sometimes make books, and I sometimes make art objects that give you the reading-feeling without bearing a strong resemblance to the codex format. This photo was taken by my partner after a nine hour day of carving and printing on repeat, until I had finished an edition of reduction linocuts. I look a little strained, haha. I often lose myself in making the way you might lose yourself in a book: until someone has to call your name several times to bring you back to the present.
I'm not a writer, but I've been so lucky to collaborate with several super talented authors and poets.
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A New Vision for Penrose Press
Penrose Press is a book arts practice by Brianna Tosswill in collaboration with various creatives in Canada. Its mandate is to present storytelling in beautiful, physical detail, and to amplify marginalized voices and perspectives. Art feeds empathy.
I've made some changes lately. Read about them here.