beginnings

beginnings

Description: A catalog of California painter Jan Wurm's early work, from the 1970s through the 1980s. The images transverse her student years at UCLA to Majorca, Spain, to London's Royal College of Art, as well as her year's living in Pasadena, San Francisco, and Berkeley.

Printed: 94 pages, 8.5" x 8.5", full-color interior ink

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birds

birds

Description: The beachcombing brush finds a brood of birds and follows their feathered conversation.

Printed: 80 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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chess

chess

Description: drawings offering a glimpse into the ways of a pawnpusher

Printed: 38 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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concerto

concerto

Description: This sketchbook sat in seat 6, row K accompanying the musicians with a light pen.

Printed: 80 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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the constant carnival

the constant carnival

Description: Painted images and drawings of the human carnival fill the pages of this book with color and zest. Wurm looks to the entertainments and compulsions of society for an inspired take on contemporary culture.

Printed: 38 pages, 10" x 8", full-color interior ink

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diablo

diablo

Description: In the afternoon park rounding the mountain: cows, cyclists, and the odd artist painting the scene as the light drops and the temperatures fall and the winds rise.

Printed: 46 pages, 10" x 8", full-color interior ink

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drawn in dust

drawn in dust

Description: Jan Wurm uses pencil, pen and brush to mirror the ordinary activities of daily life and in these drawings reveals the underlying tensions of contemporary society.

Printed: 69 pages, 8.25" x 10.75", casewrap-hardcover binding, full-color interior ink

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following

shaven

Description: these drawing follow a follower of a spiritual path

Printed: 66 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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hellas

hellas

Description:

Printed: 60 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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the key

the key

Description: These drawings form a diary of Jan Wurm's car key during the first year her son had his license. Each page represents the relief of return of the young driver, car and the key.

Printed: 80 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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lessons

lessons

Description: The line of Jan Wurm's pencil follows children in and out of the pool as they take watery lessons from freckle-faced, sunburned lifeguards.

Printed: 80 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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magic moments

magic moments

Description: Colorful drawings setup a narrative of parents and children, friends and pets, travel and repose.

Printed: 44 pages, 8.5" x 8.5", full-color interior ink

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meditations

meditations

Description: These paintings are a meditation on the human condition. The paintings cover shifting ground as they push back and forth through time, exploring the multi-faceted aspects of personal relationships.

Printed: 156 pages, 8.5" x 8.5", full-color interior ink

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no naked nudes

no naked nudes

Description: This collection of lush drawings leads us in, around, and about the female figure. Gesture, repose and reflection are revealed in these unique drawings.

Printed: 80 pages, 10" x 8", full-color interior ink

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palms

palms

Description: Weathering foggy mornings, sun-drenched afternoons, and fiery sunsets, Jan Wurm has chronicled a stand of palm trees on a southern California beach.

Printed: 80 pages, 10" x 8", full-color interior ink

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penciled in

penciled in

Description: The graphite line penciled in captures the fleeting moment before an expression takes form.

Printed: 68 pages, 8.25" x 10.75", casewrap-hardcover binding, full-color interior ink

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recovered memory

recovered memory

Description: Drawn on remnant objects of the past, these ghostlike images evoke experience and memory.

Printed: 32 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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rome

road to rome

Description:

Printed: 80 pages, 7" x 7", full-color interior ink

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the seamless studio

the seamless studio

Description: Drawings from the night studio, each pose flowing seamlessly into the next from week to week as arrested movement with hidden thoughts and manifest moods.

Printed: 80 pages, 8.25" x 10.75", casewrap-hardcover binding, full-color interior ink

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scrutiny

scrutiny

Description: daily drawings providing a self portrait of close scrutiny

Printed: 74 pages, 8" x 10", full-color interior ink

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serious play

serious play

Description: From poolside play to the boxing ring, the very nature of our entertainments reveal all levels of serious engagement.

Printed: 80 pages, 10" x 8", full-color interior ink

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shaven

shaven

Description: a close study following the shaving of a head, the surfacing of expression and reading of emotion when the head is bared

Printed: 82 pages, 8" x 10", full-color interior ink

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sketchy thinking

sketchy thinking

Description: These pages , culled from the artist's sketchbooks, hold first thoughts, second considerations, sudden impulses, and fleeting fancies.

Printed: 110 pages, 10" x 8", full-color interior ink

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whiskeytown

whiskeytown

Description: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area's forest, lake, and frolicking vacationers energized these drawings, collages, and watercolors.

Printed: 68 pages, 8" x 10", full-color interior ink

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