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.

This title is held in the collections of:
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Harvard University, Houghton Library
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
New York Public Library
Ohio State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
The University of Chicago
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Michigan
Yale University
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Walker Art Center
The Whitney Museum of American Art

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