putAtoring with
Allison Rentz and Unisa Asokan
Book Arts Experiment
Fifth Planet Press

Allison Rentz makes sketchbooks from recycled materials like plastic waste, trash, and discarded paper to write, draw and to work out ideas for projects. Since 2008, Fifth Planet Press has engaged her in PutAtoring, an ongoing collaborative book arts experiment, by distributing Allison’s blankish books to over 20 various artists, presenting the challenge to work in the books however they deem fit. Allison says, “When a person creates in one of my hand made books, they are collaborating with me.” The collection serves as a window into the various creative processes unique to each contributing artist. The books take on a life as they develop, and their future lies in the hands of a crew of contemporary artists.

"I’ve held one of these monsters in my hand: Each book is a small, (sometimes nightmarish) dreamworld made of mixed media and all manner of irregular-shaped recyclables."
- Jeremy Abernathy, Burnaway Magazine

Participating Artists:
Leigh Cooper
Allen Taylor
Andy Imm
Bean Summer/ Ben Worley
Susan A. Cipcic
woody cornwell
Bethany Rentz
John Hannah
Tommy Chung
Jimmy Lo
Ahva Minina
Mandie Turner Mitchell
Jon Ciliberto
JL Costes
Nisa Asokan
Cha Asokan & her students
Stan Woodard
Jena Sibille
Pam Rentz
Tracey Gagne
Robby Kee
Laura Bell
Sloane R. Cheatham
Pamela Rentz
Zac Denton
John Bowman
Polly Smith
Samantha Snead

putAtoring with Susan Cipcic ::
ortho meta para

putAtoring w/ Woody Cornwell::
there will be blood

ISBN # 978-1-880855-16-4
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