An Allee of Trees. Barry McCallion.

An Allee of Trees.

[East Hampton, NY]: 2012. Artist's book, unique, hand-painted and cut out forming see-through book, a forest of pine trees, on Richard de Bas paper, signed and dated by the artist, Barry McCallion, on the last page. Page size: 10 x 6.5 inches; 22pp. Bound: sewn into green Richard de Bas wrappers, laid into darker green Richard de Bas paper wrapper. Titlepage in brown stenciled letters, text hand lettered on white "snow" laden branches of the pine trees, "Come take a stroll up and down an allee of trees by night by day." Each page features an evergreen tree cut out to reveal the branches of the tree on the page and all the trees on subsequent pages, accomplished by moving the tree trunk just slightly to the right. The last tree is leaning decidedly to the right. The tops of the trees extend up to the sky, on each page the horizon line a bit lowered. The rectangle housing the tree is 6-5/8 x 4 - 1/2 inches; the sky above the cutouts is a rectangle 3/4 x 4-1/2 inches, each brightly painted in bright blue, green, red, yellow and black inks. The trees are, of course, green, with orange outlines. The imaginary pine grove beckons welcomingly as the reader / viewer takes this stroll through the trees - and returns as the book works in the reverse as well. An ingenious construction and a beautiful book. Item #10646

Price: $2,750.00

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