[East Hampton, NY, 2015. Artist's book, unique, all on Richard de Bas cream wove paper, signed by the artist on the titlepage. Page size: 10 x 6-1/2 inches; [i-vi] 33pp. Bound: loose as issued, housed in buff covered paper over boards folder, traditional two over two sash window drawn in black and white ink on front of folder, housed in buff cloth over boards clamshell box with Mylar window on front through which one can see the window. The opening text is the first stanza of Emily Dickinson's "I dwell in possibilities / A fairer House than Prose - More numerous of Windows." The images that follow are accomplished in India inks: a black ground surrounded by thin red border with a window (or part of window) drawn in white ink; black paper with white polka dots is collaged in various shapes and sizes on each page. Page 3 has the text, "Was she merely"; the next text appears on page 8, "Was she merely being kind?" Page 11 reads, "merely." Page 14: "merely being kind?" The words in the question are repeated throughout the book, the windows becoming more and more abstract. Triangles, rays of light, and (maybe) doors feature in each image. Doors and windows - prose and poetry - black holes and (maybe) the night sky open the reader / viewer's eyes to limitless possibilities. A nod to Concrete Poetry's use of word / phrase permutations that is an elegant book. (Inventory #: 11072)
Book arts, Livres d'Artiste, Fine Bindings, American Women Authors, Book Arts, Feminism, Fine and Private Press
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