Peter Madden

Peter Madden

“An alchemist of the street, Madden has turned lead into gold.”

– Susan King, author of The Body of the Book in the Late 20th Century

I began making books in the late 1980s and continue to do so. With the many materials and processes I work with, I have found them to be the only structures in which I can successfully incorporate the myriad of materials and processes that interest me: metalworking, printmaking, writing, photography, woodworking, sewing, etc. The subject matter has ranged from autobiographical material to travel journals to portraits of loved ones to objects I collect. They act as a means of sharing, honoring, remembering, and postponing loss. 

-Peter Madden

I began making books in the late 1980s and continue to do so. With the many materials and processes I work with, I have found them to be the only structures in which I can successfully incorporate the myriad of materials and processes that interest me: metalworking, printmaking, writing, photography, woodworking, sewing, etc. The subject matter has ranged from autobiographical material to travel journals to portraits of loved ones to objects I collect. They act as a means of sharing, honoring, remembering, and postponing loss. 

-Peter Madden

“An alchemist of the street, Madden has turned lead into gold.”

– Susan King, author of The Body of the Book in the Late 20th Century