North Adams, MA: Messenger Press, 2013. Unique artist's book, a series of 10 original monoprints, on BFK Rives paper, signed on the colophon by the artist, Valerie Carrigan. Page size: 13 x 8 inches opening to 13 x 54 inches; 12pp. Bound by the artist: accordion fold hinged with Japanese paper, laid into custom-made tan cloth over boards clamshell box, by Linda Lembke of Green River Bindery, with black and white monoprint image on front panel. The monoprint images are haunting. Starting and finishing with ink-black pages, a series of images of birds in flight, soaring, sprinting, and diving, at times encircled and at other times, freed. The artist has stated that these images mark the space between having departed and not yet arrived, noting the similarities between humankind and these birds. We cross thresholds, big and small, throughout our lifetimes, often not knowing what lies ahead. We hover between here and there, now and then, today and tomorrow. Cover and colophon are letterpress printed by Valerie Carrigan, who pulled the monotypes at The Vermont Studio Center and Zea Mays Printmaking. (Inventory #: 11258)
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