Lauren Clay

Subtle Body is a tunnel book expanding the installation and sculptural work of Lauren Clay. Its vivid pigment printed and laser cut pages take their forms from Clay’s wall-based paper sculpture series and create a feminine interior landscape.

The tunnel structure for Subtle Body was inspired by a historical example from around 1825, The English Garden, in the collection of the New York Public Library. The book’s large side walls create a cinematic effect for the viewer as the form expands giving the illusion of traveling into the work.

Production Details 

8 × 8 in, expands to 46 in long
Tunnel book
Laser-cut, full color archival pigment printed onto Moab Entrada rag and kozo paper
Colorplan 270gsm foil stamped sleeve


Edition of 100 + 2APs
Published by Small Editions