When I work with another creative, which is often, we each bring our various skills to the table to try and make something more than the sum of our parts. You can click here to read about some of my awesome collaborators, and here if you think you might want to make a thing together in the future!
Conversations with the Ocean by Evelyn Elgie and Brianna Tosswill is available for preorder, now till November 6th!
Hi, I'm Brianna Tosswill
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.
Conversations with the Ocean - Preorder
Nerd Time with Brianna
How to Make Sense of Reduction Linocut
For anyone who is curious about what exactly you do with a degree in fine art, and especially the people who are asked that question by well meaning but infuriating relatives
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.