Bell Buoy. Barry McCallion.

Bell Buoy.

East Hampton, NY: 2015. Artist's book, unique, on Richard de Bas cream wove paper, with cut-through pages and treated paper collages, with hand-painted images in acrylics and India inks. Page size: 10 x 6-1/4 inches; 48pp. Bound: hand-sewn into green paper wrappers, exposed sewn spine, laid into handmade white paper made with flower petals and leaves over boards, collage on front cover of circle and "waves", housed in black cloth over boards clamshell box by Joelle Webber, title stenciled in black ink filled with gold gilt, on green paper, image from book color copied and mounted on front panel. The artist relates in the colophon how he started this book after completing KLANGE, his homage to Wassily Kandinsky. With notions of "sound-in-art" still occupying his mind, he heard the clang of the bell buoy from Gardiner's Bay through his windows. Accepting that as a given, he represented the buoy's chime with a motif of small randomly placed, concentric circles. Each cut-out page, revealing all succeeding pages, is a complex construct - reminiscent of the rigging on sailing ships, the limitless expanse of the sea and sky, as well as the ever-present chime of the buoy represented by the small concentric circles randomly placed, usually one or two to a page. A most intriguing and beautiful book. Item #11253

Price: $3,500.00

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