Night Puzzle. Sarah Plimpton.

Night Puzzle.

New York: The Grenfell Press, 2019. Artist's book, one of 12 copies, all on Lettra paper, each signed and numbered in pencil on the colophon by the artist / author, Sarah Plimpton. Page size: 7-3/8 x 10-1/2 inches; 24pp. Bound: loose as issued in original black wrappers, housed in grey cloth over boards with metallic silver label printed in black with title and author / artist on spine, by Claudia Cohen.. Set in Sabon type and printed letterpress by Brad Ewing at The Grenfell Press. Brad Ewing also printed Ms. Plimpton's bold but sparse drawings (original prints made by photographing her drawings and made into polymer plate for printing) which seem to frame the sparse text. The mostly white pages do not, however, look sparse; rather they epitomize winter and the night sky. Light and darkness in nature - a frequent theme of the artist / author is well served here. The poem reads: "a sharp sliver of moon / cuts black pieces / of sky / falling behind the trees / bare branches of winter / hold those / black shapes / in dark puzzles / of night." Item #11460

Price: $800.00

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