Trust (Considering the Power of Q and the Quest). Suzanne. Rilke Moore, Rainer Maria.

Trust (Considering the Power of Q and the Quest).

Vashon Island, WA: 2019. Unique artist's book, on Arches paper, with translucent Japanese papers interleaved throughout, signed and dated on the colophon by the artist, Suzanne Moore. Page size: 6-5/8 x 13-1/4 inches; 26pp. Bound by the artist: handsewn red Cave paper with gilt tooling on front cover, text pages all French-fold, housed in custom-made cloth clamshell box with title on paper label on spine. The text is excerpted from Rainer Maria Rilke's LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET, and is hand-lettered in gouache and ink and hand-painted and collaged with gilt tooling. Text occasionally lettered on both sides of the translucent Japanese sheets allowing for painting and lettering to reveal itself from page to page. The hand-painting is accomplished in black ink with gold and palladium gilt, or red and green added in bursts of color. The Japaneses paper pages are folded in on themselves at the edges - all seemingly at random - but beautifully designed adding to the depth and mystery of this book. Taken into consideration with the beautiful abstract paintings, the images and text renderings are a perfect interpretation of Rilke's prose. Item #11369

Price: $3,800.00