Every year, O, Miami partners with IS Projects / Nocturnal Press to print tote bags for the Festival. Not every tote is 100% ready for the public eye and they have been collecting what we now lovingly call the “flub” totes because we don’t have the heart to discard them. This year, these totes are being repurposed and transformed into paper containing a hidden poem through a series of pop-up paper-making demonstrations.
At select events in April, event attendees have the opportunity to make a sheet of paper using pulp from the tote. Each sheet of paper looks normal when lying on a flat surface, but when held up to the light, it reveals a secret poem featured on previous festival totes.
Ingrid Schindall (she/her) is a passionate and productive printmaker and book artist based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is almost always found standing next to a press at the fine art printmaking studio she founded called IS Projects. She has a methodical yet curious and experimental studio practice. Her prints and artist books have been exhibited internationally and nationally. She is devoted to her writing practice and has produced six limited edition books, all written, designed, hand-printed, and bound by the artist.