Losing Ground. Dorothy Simpson Krause.

Losing Ground.

Marshfield Hills, MA: Viewpoint Editions, 2008. Artist's book, one of 6 deluxe copies from a total issue of 106 (100 regular and 6 deluxe), all on Mohawk Options 65 cover made from 100% post consumer content with renewable wind power, each signed and numbered on the colophon by the artist / author, Dorothy Simpson Krause. Page size: 12 x 12 inches; 40pp. Bound by Harcourt Bindery in aubergine Nigerian goatskin with onlay of copper inset 7-7/8 x 7-7/8 inches that has been manipulated by the artist (acid washed with "wrinkles") title blind-stamped in center of copper, gold endpapers, housed in matching gold cloth over boards custom-made clamshell box. Printed on an HP Indigo 5500 Press by Acme Bookbinding that have been manipulated by Ms. Krause with graphite, metallic pigments, gold and silver leaf. The text is mainly taken from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, although a notable page spread is text taken from the Holy Bible, Malachi, Chapter 4, Verses 1-6, "behold the day commeth that shall burn as an oven...". The images themselves are, for the most part, in the hot shades of orange and red as if the earth were in the midst of some ghastly chemical fire. An image of clock superimposed on the female head of a piece of classical statuary, dotted line through the blank eyes, with a backdrop of an aerial map of agricultural fields, makes the message clear without one word. Time is running out for a green earth. The artist's plea for awareness of our role as stewards of the environment is eloquent. Using traditional processes with print-on-demand technology, she has created a beautiful book. Item #10289

Price: $2,500.00

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