In the Wake of the Dream
Transversing the space between sleeping and waking, these narratives are five consecutive dreams from one night, March 31, 2014, that have been revisited and revised in waking life. They have been shaped into stories (transverses) touching on imagination, loss, relationships, and acceptance. A slipcase holds a hardcover portfolio made from discarded book covers that have been remade and given a new form. Inside is a slot and tab book letterpress printed from metal type and linoleum cuts in gold, salmon, blue, cream, and white on muslin cloth reminiscent of bedsheets. Each combined dream/fiction is printed in blue with the revised waking words trailing in gold. Three linoleum cuts are printed on Stonehenge (a ship, diagram of a wake, and a sleeping body) as separate prints and held in a handmade kitakata envelope printed with a poem called "transverses.”
Sizes and colors vary: 5 1/2"w x 8 1/2 - 9 3/4"h (mixed colors with front cover choices of: black, dark blue, red, dark green, gray, white, process blue, brown)
Materials: Arches cover, repurposed book covers, muslin, Stonehenge, Velin Arches, kitakata, Japanese book cloth spines, letterpress from Caslon Oldstyle 471 type, linoleum cuts
Edition: 30 copies
I Found Out
Overlooked and overheard people and things are the subject of this palm-sized box that contains a miniature accordion folded snake book. Overheard conversations are letterpress printed in black from handset Univers type on the outside of the paper box, and the words "I Found Out" are printed yellow in wood type. The inside of the box is painted pearlescent gold. The miniature book has inkjet printed photographs of objects I found out on my walks with a short poem about shyness and people taken for granted also printed via letterpress in yellow ink. The covers are mix-and-match in thirteen combinations, boards wrapped in book cloth I found in my studio from other projects; a penny is inset in the cover of each.
Book: 2” square; Box: 2 1/2" square.
Edition: 34 copies in this varied edition.