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Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder~ Texas
(Coyote Bones Press)

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Artist Statement: "Through Artist’s Books, I uncover and capture meaning in overlooked places. My work examines landscape and objects as metaphor for the human experience. A focal point of this investigation is a curiosity behind how we understand and navigate space. I am driven by the questions “How and where is memory held in objects and places?” and “Where does our internal space stop and external space begin if our presence is capable of changing the atmosphere?” The combination of bookbinding, printmaking, and archiving allows me to preserve the ethereal moments that occur within these spaces. The book itself is a familiar space for individual consumption; it is inherently democratic and presents information in an accessible way."

Hidden Spectacle
By Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
[San Antonio, Texas]: Coyote Bones Press, 2022. Open.

4.5” x 6”'; 4 page stacked folio booklet. Screen printed zine with anaglyph 3D glasses. Signed. Unnumbered.

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder: "'Screen printed anaglyph (red/blue 3D effect) images of methods of execution. Text on back about capital punishment in the US changing from a public spectacle to a hidden ritual. Text is partially hidden by a paper pouch containing 3D glasses."

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, instagram: “The ‘mere is extinguishment of life’ is a chillingly blasé description used in a Supreme Court case regarding capital punishment being cruel and unusual. I’ve been reading a lot lately about the history of capital punishment in the US, public executions, and the horrifying percentage of botched executions. …

“Something I don’t think or talk about often for a number of reasons, is that I have a former friend currently on death row. His crimes were heinous and unforgivable, however I also remember him as a human being capable of kindness. When I was in what I recognize now as an abusive relationship, he was the first person to talk to me about it and encourage me to leave a potentially dangerous situation. Less than 10 years later, he murdered two people with one attempted murder. Neither action cancels or redeems the other, they are separate facts that just exist.”

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Book of Hours
By Julie Chen and Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
Berkeley, California/San Antonio, Texas:
Flying Fish Press / Coyote Bones Press, 2021. Edition of 88.

8.5 x 11 x 1 7/8 inches book in 8 5/8 x 11 7/8 x 2 inches four flap box enclosure. Blow book structure. Print methods: letterpress, digital, and Risograph. Papers: Mohawk Superfine, Mohawk Keaykolour, and Hahnemühle Bugra. Binding completed at Flying Fish Press and Coyote Bones Press. Box designed and fabricated by Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder. Signed and numbered by the artists.

Coyote Bones Press: "'Book of Hours' was designed and created by Julie Chen & Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder. This long-distance collaboration, between California and Texas, took place during the 2020-21 pandemic. The format of 'Book of Hours' is known as a blow book, a historical structure originally designed as a magic trick which allows the presenter to show completely different visual sequences of pages within the same book.

“'Book of Hours' contains 12 distinct sequences. The first and last sequences on each side of the book were designed by the two artists collaboratively, and the other eight sequences were designed individually by each artist. These different narratives exist concurrently within the same space and time of this book but are activated sequentially by the reader. The cone motif used throughout this book was inspired by the concept of the light cone which in general and special relativity denotes a single point in space and time."

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By Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
San Antonio, Texas: Coyote Bones Press, 2020. Edition of 5.

11 ? x 6 ¾ x 1 ? inches compartmentalized clamshell box with book, original pen and ink illustration and found duck wing. Book: 2.75 x 9 x 1 inches (closed) extends to 27"; accordion book variation with handwritten text, inkjet and pochoir illustrations. Original pen and ink illustrations scanned and digitally reproduced for the accordion book and colored by pochoir. Handwritten text on Fabriano Ingres and Caba. Bound with Asahi bookcloth.

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder: "'Consume' memorializes five bird species that have been hunted to extinction for food, feathers, or to expand agriculture: the Passenger Pigeon, Heath Hen, Hawaiian O’o, Great Auk, and the Carolina Parakeet. This box set includes an accordion book with text and illustrations about the birds, the methods of mass hunting that led to their extinction, and what it means to 'consume'. Illustrations in the book are printed from original pen and ink drawings. Each clamshell box contains one of the five original drawings, and a gifted duck wing from a hunter."
$900 (two copies on exhibition, available Fall 2021)

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Influxstructure: A Topography of Ghosts
By Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
[San Antonio, Texas]: Coyote Bones Press, 2018. Edition of 25.

10” x 10”x2” (closed); 10” x 38”x1” (open). Map-fold variation, 4-sided enclosed box variation. Letterpress and pochoir. Images and text created on a Poco Proof Press through a combination of pressure prints with pochoir, and text printed from photopolymer plates on Hahnemühle Ingres and Udagami paper. Typeset in Diotima designed by Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse. Cloth-covered casing with glass inset on front board. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder: "Influxstructure: A Topography of Ghosts explores macro and micro human systems (both natural and artificial), and how we use the earth and our bodies to communicate and navigate space. When the book is closed, iron filings in the glass case are gathered in a tightly closed circle around a hidden magnet. When the book is open, the iron filings fall away from the magnet and scatter into formless dust. The map-fold variation structure allows images to be peeled back layer by layer, alternating between the miniscule (synapses, nerves, veins), to the immense (Nazca lines, US Highway systems, Atomic bomb test site). Holes in pages peek through to highlight the interconnectedness of the systems. Text alternates from prose poems to cited research."

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By Kerri Miki-Lani Schroeder
[San Antonio, Texas]: Coyote Bones Press, 2015. Edition of 25.

Rolling cloth-covered box structure variation: 5"x 7"x 6"closed; 43"x7"x1" extended. 5 plexi framed found items. Letterpress printed. Found objects. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder: "Reliquary memorializes forgotten objects found in the Mojave desert, with text centered around loss, memory, and decay. Questions asked in the text focus on where memory is held within objects and within our bodies, and do they erode at a similar rate? The rolling box structure reveals one compartment at a time, the items inside mirrored by their gold stamped 'sigils' on adjacent cloth. Items and sigils are arranged referencing trail markers and 'hobo code' to navigate the way. The last compartment holds a photograph of the area of the desert where the items were found, faded behind a fogged plexi frame.

"The gold foil sigils were developed referencing the shapes of the objects and objects were arranged with hobo code and alchemical symbols in mind. For example, the three nails are arranged to mimic the three lines hobo code symbol that marks an "unsafe place". The bottle cap references the symbols for sun, center, and gold. The symbol on the cover is a combination of all the gold foil symbols layered together. I chose to incorporate the symbols because of all the random signs I would see scratched into rocks or walls while exploring the desert. I tried to research the signs I saw but sometimes was unsure if they were secret code or just graffiti, old or new - either way it really added to the mystery and sense of danger in the desert."

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Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder Sold/Out of Print Titles:  

Your Name is Safe
By Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
[San Antonio, Texas]: Coyote Bones Press, 2018. Edition of 18.

5.75” x 10” closed, opens to 10” x 38”; 5 folds. A variation of the Panorama structure developed by Hedi Kyle. Banners and photos inkjet printed on Niyodo and Epson matte photo paper. Elephant hide paper panels with a Canson Colorlines non-adhesive removable cover. Typeset in Diotima. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder: "Your Name is Safe, You Can Rest Now is a letter to my great-uncle Rikio who died in WWII explaining the impact that his death had on our family for generations. Every household in my family had this photograph of his funeral on their butsudan, a Buddhist home altar. Rikio fought in the US Army Infantry 442nd Regiment which consisted almost entirely of second-generation Japanese-Americans, and holds the record of being the most highly decorated unit in US Military History. While Rikio and others from Hawaii fought for the US, our family members on the Mainland were held in internment camps. Rikio was the youngest of my grandmother's siblings, and was killed in action in 1944 at the age of 20.

"My family spoke of him often, and I felt that I knew him although he died nearly 40 years before I was born. Nearly every male in my family born after his death has a variation of his name – my uncles, cousin, and brother all have his name."
(SOLD/Out of Print)

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