November, A Map. Poem by Velma Bolyard. Caliban Press, Wake Robin.

November, A Map. Poem by Velma Bolyard.

Canton, NY: Caliban Press & Wake Robin Press, 2015. Artist's book, one of 41 copies, all on papers that were contact printed using materials from autumnal gatherings, including fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers, leaves, twigs, fungi, and various metals by artist and poet, Velma Bolyard, signed by the artist / author, Velma Bolyard, and the printer / co-publisher, Mark McMurray, on the colophon. Page size: 6-1/4 x 4-7/8 inches; unfolds to 25-3/4 x 19 7/8 inches; 16pp. plus reverse blanks of contact-print paper. Bound: folded and housed in a brown or green or blue envelope, with matching hand-stitching and circular cut-out on front making visible title and artist's name which are printed on the lovely eco paper. After "cooking" her gatherings of natural materials in a dye pot, the artist separates rinses and presses them dry. They are transferred to paper by means of heat, water and pressure. The result: an herbal map of the artist's home and a delicately subtle surface with great depth. Ms. Bolyard's poem was printed letterpress by Mark McMurray and the artist / author on a Washington Hoe Press. In the artist's statement, included on a separate sheet, November is noted as the author's favorite month of the year. Item #10955

Price: $225.00

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