Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2012
Book Artist PD Packard has become a storyteller driven to express in her work the principles of unconditional love - not conditional romance. Her book, "The Human Condition," advises not to war with the human condition but to stand face to face with love. This elaborately hand-bound accordion book, along with a selection of her prints and watercolors, will be exhibited at the Parallax Art Fair NYC at 82 Mercer, Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5, 2012.
Awarded a scholarship from St Martins School of Art (aka Central St Martins), in London, PD Packard obtained a combined degree in Textile Design and Fashion. When she returned to the states, she developed original textiles and surface designs primarily for the Cosmetic Industry. Many of the principles in printmaking are similar to fabric and surface design making an easy and natural transition for her into fine art printing in 2009. The media used in her prints is drypoint, collagraph, embossing and oil paint on kozo paper.
In the winter of 2007, Packard began studying Sumi-e painting with the then 86 years old Japanese Master, Koho Yamamoto, at her Manhattan school. Since February 2008, she has been studying Chinese Calligraphy with Kwok Kay Choey in Brooklyn, NY. By tradition, Chinese Calligraphy is a lifetime commitment that is unrelated to age or time and is an integral part of her work. Having established a style of watercolor painting with bold shapes and saturated colors, she began last summer focusing on what some may find as a repulsive subject matter, insects! Two of her insect paintings, RAISE beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Law + Order, will be at the Parallax AF this August.
The inspiration for PD Packard’s work has come from observing the bond between her twin daughters, as in the series of unique prints in the hand-bound book, Sweet, or the love that holds together a community with a collective thought and the product that comes from it, shown in another series of unique prints in the hand-bound book, SHAKERS pots and pans. Packard states that, “my paintings, prints and hand-bound books illustrate, in abstract concepts, what I believe is important about unconditional love that creates this place I call “nest”, a refuge that can be found no matter where you are physically or mentally.”
Packard’s hand-bound book, Sweet, is on view in the exhibit, Shin Jidai – Contemporary Japanese Book & Paper Arts, at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts until July 15, 2012. The triptych print, LOVE ONE LIFE, is currently in the exhibit, Wish You Were Here ll, at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY until July 15, 2012.
Parallax Art Fair at 82 Mercer:
Friday 3 August, VIP Night 7pm
Saturday 4 August, 11am – 7pm
Sunday 5 August, 11am – 5pm
Tickets to the Parallax Art Fair NYC event can be ordered online at: