Imin Yeh

Artist Statement:

I had a month-long bout with postpartum insomnia, and my partner Paul Mullins gave me sage advice from his lifelong wrangle with sleeplessness. He said to try to imagine a place and build it in my mind. That place ended up being a lakeside a-frame cabin for the three of us. Lemmy’s sleep-trained now, so I’m building the house in 1:12 scale from the take-out and shipping boxes from our quarantine. I think about all the details and how to build it while going to sleep each night, and I work on it during her nap times.

Since November 2020, Dreamcabin has been filled with artworks contributed by dozens of artists, often arriving completely by surprise in the mail. This book archives each contribution and it will take me a long time to catch up to the generosity and creativity of each of the contributors.

This book is designed and laid out by Imin Yeh and is published through their imprint E.L.Hymns with support by Small Editions. This publication was made possible by a Creative Development Award from the Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh PA.

Production Details 

8 × 8 in
150 pages
PUR perfect bound
Cover Material: Colorplan 350gsm, Forest Green
Endsheets: Colorplan 135gsm, Forest Green
Paper Inner: 80#T, Sappi Flo Gloss
Cover Details: die-cut, foil stamp on cover and spine
4/4 digital offset


Edition of 525
Designed by Imin Yeh
Photography by Jacquelyn Johnson
Copy Editing by Leslie Gordon