Fragments of Light 2. Concept and Design by Kelly Driscoll. Translated by Zahra Partovi. FitzGerald, Vincent. Rumi Co., Jalaluddin Mohammad.

Fragments of Light 2. Concept and Design by Kelly Driscoll. Translated by Zahra Partovi.

New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Company, 2003. Artist's book, signed, limited edition, one of 35 copies, each copy consisting of 7 plates of Depp Glass, each plate with a laser etch of the English translation of the verse of thirteenth-century Sufi philosopher and poet, Rumi. There is, as well, a laser etch of the original Persian verse. Laser etching accomplished by Laser Edge Designs. Each plate of glass is 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches. The concept and design for this book sculpture is by Kelly Driscoll. The type for the English translation is Diotima. The calligraphy is by Jerry Kelly. The printed colophon is by Wild Carrot Letterpress. Housed in a pale sea-green suede box with fall-down sides and held together by magnets imbedded in the box sides. This is an extraordinarily beautiful book with the laser etch on each tablet visible through to the bottom from the top. The subtlety of the designs created by this assemblage is breathtaking, and the play of light through the glass captivating. Of course, the idea of a pre-codex text being made available in a contemporary pre-codex form seems miraculously simple; rather it is simply miraculous. Known for publishing the finest of contemporary artist's books, Vincent FitzGerald & Co., has once again created a thing of intriguing beauty. Item #9385

Price: $5,000.00

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