Keepsakes. Sal Taylor Kydd.


Rockport, ME: Stagenhoe Press, 2016. Artist's book, one in a series of 15, each unique, all on Arches Text Wove paper, and signed and numbered by the artist. Page size: 9 x 7 inches; 26pp., 13 folios. Bound: loose as issued in 13 folios housed in wrap-around cover of tan Canson acid-free paper, with botanical illustration by the artist debossed in brown with title and author in brown, housed in brown cloth over boards clamshell box by Richard Reitz Smith, with tan paper wrap-around band matching wrappers with botanical illustration by the artist in dark brown, title and artist / author. The title poem, KEEPSAKES, is written by Ms. Kydd who has also made the 13 original archival pigment print photographs as well as a botanical print transfer for each folio. The text is printed letterpress by Ms. Kydd using a Vandercook Universal at Maine Media Workshop & College from polymer plates. The sequencing of image and text, or absence of text, or image, sets up a pacing of the material that allows the viewer to experience the book in a series of steps, each step being unique in itself but also connected to the others. The poem speaks to how we hold onto our memories, as keepsakes of our experience and runs throughout the book from folio to folio. Item #11243

Price: $1,500.00

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