About the Book
Jody Alexander is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz and Penn Valley, California. She combines textiles, paper and found items to create books, objects, wall pieces, garments, and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, mending techniques, reuse, and interesting stories. Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from U.C.L.A., and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Simmons College, Boston, MA. She has taught the book and fiber arts around the USA and in France. Jody is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, and was an Artist in Residence at the Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility in 2019.