A Walk in the Mountains. Sarah Plimpton.

A Walk in the Mountains.

New York: 2018. Artist's book, one of 12 all on Lettra (letterpress paper by Crane), signed by the artist / poet, Sarah Plimpton. Page size: 7-1/2 x 11 inches; 20pp. Bound: loose as issued housed in translucent vellum wrappers, laid into plum silk over boards custom-made clamshell box by Claudia Cohen. Set in Avenir and printed letterpress in steel grey ink by Brad Ewing at The Grenfell Press in New York, the bold images by the author / artist were executed in ink, photographed and made into polymer plates. The plates were then dissembled so that colors could be printed separately on the letterpress. The result is an immediacy of color and depth of line not usually associated with printed art in books. The few words are extremely poignant; surrounded by spare geometric shapes and lines, they become an even more powerful reflection on loss and remaining memories. What color there is, is masterfully used to underscore the text. The reader / viewer sees bold lines and orange rectangle and the words "that warm spot" and actually feels like "that warm spot." Certainly one of Ms. Plimpton's most successful books; a serious meditation on life and loss, A WALK IN THE MOUNTAINS (even if we've never walked in the mountains) is something we all share. Item #11380

Price: $850.00

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