Hope. Nancy Ruth Leavitt, Emily, Dickinson.


Stillwater, ME: 2018. Unique artist's book, 1 in a series of 2, in form of diptych, Katie McGregor handmade paper, signed by the artist, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, in pencil on the leaf on the lower part of the image page, middle leaf. Page size: 10.75 x 14.5 inches; diptych with Dickinson poem, HOPE, lettered on right and images (cut paper flowers with leaves stitched to batik fabric. The artist's gouache lettering on Katie MacGregor handmade paper and hand-cut paper snowflake and feather illustration on batik fabric are attached to the bottom of a dark blue fabric covered box by Joelle Webber, green paper label with title in white gouache on lower right front corner The artist has hand lettered a copy of Emily Dickinson's poem 254, c. 1861, "Hope is the things with feathers. . ." and created a flower illustration composed of fabric and paper that are stitched down to a green and purple and blue batik print which might evoke an exotic garden. The white flowers are three-dimensional and pop charmingly out from the subtle print below. The "feathers" (leaves) are cheerfully suspended above the batik garden as well. The well-known text opens, "HOPE is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul / And sings in tune without words / And never stopes at all / ... and the reader / viewer is beguiled. Item #11342

Price: $3,000.00

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