The Private Presses of New Mexico

Running Women Press

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Artist Paula Hocks liked to think of her handmade books as miniature galleries designed to be held in the hands. Each page was a fresh canvas to which she applied her photographs, collage work and writings.

Hocks established Running Women Press in Santa Fe in 1978, introducing a series of books based on her sculptural studies. Without access to traditional printing equipment she relied on a Xerox machine to reproduce imagery and text which was hand written, typed, or clipped from printed material. One of New Mexico’s most prolific book artists, Hocks achieved international recognition for her highly visual editions built on the classics, Surrealism and Dadaism.

The Cry from Bomarzo Perspectives Heads and Bodies I
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