Ideal Bookshelf 42, JMM

by Jane Mount

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Artist Statement

This is from my Ideal Bookshelf series. I paint sets of favorites, mine or someone else's, amalgamated in a picture, even if they don't usually live on shelves anywhere near each other. Picking the books that made you who you are today isn't an easy task, and therefore the results are very special. I think of it as an intimate form of portraiture; a way to illustrate who the subject is on the inside instead of out. This set happens to be a grouping of my favorite books for young adults. I've been more influenced by books I read as a kid than books from any other time in my life. This image includes all the ones I read multiple times between the ages of eight and 12, and a few newer ones I've read more recently, since there's still a "young adult" in me somewhere.

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Jane Mount

Jane Mount makes things for people who love books (and illustrates some other stuff here and there). She was born in Atlanta and formed in Manhattan, loves Berlin and now lives in Maui, with her Swiss husband and two cats. In My Ideal Bookshelf (published by Little, Brown in 2012), she illustrated the favorite books of over 100 famous creatives.
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