2019 · Ft. Lauderdale, FL
by Krause, Dorothy Simpson
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2019. Artist's book, unique, on paper handmade by the artist, signed and dated in pencil by the artist, on the penultimate page, D Krause. Page size: 7-3/4 x 6 inches; 20pp. Bound by the artist: found textile (dress) over boards (drum leaf) sewn with acid orange thread, boards covered in fabric which is recovered textile from Viet Nam, ochre with tan and brown cloth border, another portion of dress used as border which is stitched-on beige cloth, the top quarter of the binding green velvet embossed silk, again from same dress, housed in another fragment of the dress (same orange-colored loose wove cloth) over boards slipcase.
The text is printed in grey on an ink jet printer. The text was then transferred to the botanically printed pages along the bottom of each page. The botanically printed images that form the page design are printed in shades of grey and rust - dark and strong at first few pages to pale grey void at penultimate page with a chilling summary on the last page of the lasting damage caused by this lethal chemical. (Inventory #: 11491)