FALLING TO EARTH
Price: 1,950.00 USD
Northampton: Double Elephant Press, 2002, 11 1/2 x 15. 42 leaves: fourteen poems printed letterpress and twenty-one etchings in color and b&w. Three of the images are large, foldout etchings; two of the images are repeated, making a total of 23 etchings. Binding suggests the former World Trade Towers: vertical raised surfaces are wrapped in gray Japanese paper with a silver, laid-screen design; collaged strips of blue & white paper produce the illusion of sky & building; exposed sewing along the spine; lower cover wrapped in gray metal-dried paper; in a steel-walled tray case. An artist's response to the events of 9/11 and its aftermath. The metaphor of falling examines the human and spiritual costs of violence. Icarus, Jacob's ladder, & parachuting Christs descend in our new millennium. The poems and etchings are frequented by angels providing vantage from above. One of 110 copies. Papers were made in New York by Carriage House Papers and Dieu Donné Papermill; text printed by Art Larson in 14 point Emerson. Bound by Shoshannah Wineburg and Barry Spence. Book, Art, Object page 155.