Kindle Many Lights. Text by Lu Chi, Rabbi Abulafia, Paul Valery, John Tagliabue, Pablo Neruda and Jan Owen. Jan Owen.

Kindle Many Lights. Text by Lu Chi, Rabbi Abulafia, Paul Valery, John Tagliabue, Pablo Neruda and Jan Owen.

Belfast, ME: 2019. Unique artist's book, in the form of a scroll, on black and pale gold Hollytex, signed and dated by the artist, Jan Owen, on the rolling tube. Page size: 37 x 12 x 2 inches; 7pp. Bound: hanging scroll which rolls up to cylinder-shaped object housed in custom-made black painted lidded box with title hand-lettered on top. The artist has selected texts from Lu Chi, Rabbi Abulafia, Paul Valery, John Tagliabue, Pablo Neruda and the artist herself: "Out of darkness came light then sound, then letters and words." All the texts have a central thread and that is the joy of writing - whether poetry (Neruda's thoughts on poetry are particularly moving) or a child making a mark. Executed in gold acrylic and ink, the text is visible through the opaque papers with the text blocks visible at least in outline from page to page. The gold sheets with gold text accomplished in acrylics are particularly arresting as they are much narrower than the black sheets lettered in gold which precede and follow them. The piece sparkles, lighting up the space around it. The artist has taken the texts to heart kindled many lights. Item #11440

Price: $1,400.00

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