Artist Books


Stained is a collaborative book of word and image, pigment and fiber, documenting the emotional experience—bright lightness, dark depths—and reckoning of motherhood. 

Text, photographic collages, letterpress printing and binding by Camden M. Richards. Monotypes pulled in counterpoint to the text and photographs by Deborah Sibony. Handmade paper by Patti Harden. 

Stained consists of eight unique monotypes designed and pulled on Rives BFK 250gsm at Studio 1509 by Sibony on a Takach etching press. Photographic collages created by Richards and ink jet printed on Canson Vidalon Vellum 90gsm at Minuteman Press on an Epson Stylus Pro 9600. Text set in Zuzana Licko’s Mrs Eaves; written, designed and letterpress printed by Richards at Liminal Press + Bindery on a Vandercook 4 proofing press. Handmade paper with inclusions by Harden. Stained is bound with a buttonhole stitch and is housed in a custom box with hand painted book cloth by Sibony. Box construction by John DeMerritt. 

Exhibited in the juried 2018 Bibliophoria V exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and recipient of the Janet Charnofsky Award, exhibited in the 2019 Long Live the Book exhibit at the American Bookbinders Museum.

10 x 15 inches, 56 pp, boxed. Edition 10.



This book is held in the following collections:

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art 
Baylor University, Central Libraries, Special Collections
University of California at Berkeley, The Bancroft Library
University of Iowa
Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Private Collection, California