The World Below the Brine. Barry. Walt Whitman McCallion.

The World Below the Brine.

East Hampton, NY: 2015. Unique artist's book, all on Richard de Bas cream wove paper, signed by the artist on the last page of the book, Barry McCallion / February 2015." Page size: 6-7/8 x 4-5/8 inches; [i-v] 24pp. + colophon. Bound: loose as issue, laid into salmon pink wrappers with handmade blue and pink paper over boards portfolio, laid into custom-made blue cloth over boards clamshell box with title printed in white on blue label, color reproduction of one of the full-page paintings in India and metallic inks and acrylics of the "Forests at the bottom of the sea ..." The text of Whitman's splendid poem is hand-lettered by the artist in multi-colored inks in irregular letters, filling each verso, the rectos happily accommodating the polychrome images of Whitman's imagined "other" world with its own life forms and resulting manners and mores. We are brought full circle by the poet's close, "The change onward from ours to that of beings who walk other spheres" and by the artist's images of other celestial objects viewed from a corner of earth. Whitman's romantic free-verse musings on diversity in nature and what peace and beauty is found therein is wonderfully served by the art of Barry McCallion. Item #10956

Price: $2,500.00

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