Dark River of Stars
The drum-leafed text block is case bound and presented in a single-tray clamshell box covered in book cloth. The etchings are hand printed on BFK Rives paper, using solar plates for both background relief printing and intaglio printing of the text and graphics. The book measures 7”x10”x ¾”, exclusive of box.
Edition of 50.
Dark River of Stars is a collaboration of Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, printmaker Barbara Mason, and book artist Laurie Weiss. The poems collected in this volume were gifts the poet sent out individually each Valentine’s Day to friends and family over a period of nine years.
Timeless Flow: A Willamette Calendar
The book is designed using Hedi Kyle’s Pivoting Panel structure, allowing the poems to float on the panels as along the river. Each page’s etchings are hand printed on Somerset satin paper using solar plates for both relief and intaglio printing. The text is in Garamond printed on translucent vellum paper. The book measures 6” x 9” x 0.75”.
Edition of 30.
Timeless Flow: A Willamette Calendar is the second collaboration of Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita Paulann Petersen, printmaker Barbara Mason, and book artist Laurie Weiss. The poems in this book follow the changes of the seasons along the Willamette River in Oregon.
The handmade apron samples in this book were based on historical patterns, mounted on card stock and framed with mat board; the fictional diary entries and period images are printed on an HP printer. The drum-leafed text block is case bound in fabric and book cloth on binder’s board. The book measures 8.25”x5.25”x 1.5”.
Edition of 5.
Over the past century, our home lives have changed dramatically, due to technology, wars, and a growing middle class, to name a few reasons. The faux diary entries and aprons in TIDYING UP shed light on some of those changes. It is an historical look at housekeeping from 1910 to 2010 through the apron styles and snippets of lifestyles of the period. Arlen Evensen, apron historian, said, “It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that old apron that served so many purposes.” TIDYING UP is a collaboration of book artists Patricia Cheyne and Laurie Weiss.