Edition of 25
Single folio version available $45
My daughter and I began walking to school last year. We stopped to observe many things, but it was the milkweed that most captured our attention. With each new day we watched the plant change color and texture, my daughter eagerly waiting for the pods to open. This experience taught us about patience, mystery, and for me, learning to embrace the darkness – the place where ideas are conceived and grow, much like the seeds in the pod.
The Walk is a sculptural artist book that encourages us to pause and reflect. Close-up images of the milkweed pod are coupled with two narratives – one my own, and the other a diary excerpt of 19th century Swiss philosopher Henri-Frederik Amiel. Original monotypes have been reproduced as offset lithographs for this edition with letterpress printing by the artist. The Walk is printed in an edition of twenty-five and housed in a slipcase made by Linda Lembke of Green River Bindery.
This book was completed during an artist residency at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine.