COMPOUND
A Celebration of Diversity

"Combining one or many parts into one"

This little gem is about the beauty of diversity, an exquisite corpse as it were, in society, art, and language.

The miniature book features eight compound animals reminiscent of chap-book style woodcuts, with letterpress titles in the Cromwell typeface. The book is printed in two shades, plus foil on hand-made paper for wrapped covers and back covers, and hand-made endpapers with screen printing. There is also a dedication page To Diversity and a colophon page at the end of the book.

16-panel accordion-style book with woodcuts, letterpress, and foil. The book measures 5.625 x 4.375 x 0.5 inches, (14.4 x 11.2 x 1.25 cm) closed. Opens to display at 5.625 x 78.75 inches (14.4 x 202 cm). Edition of 30, signed and numbered.

My artist books, broadsides, and loose-leaf editions are published in very small numbers, as low as five. All are hand-printed and hand-bound (in the case of books) by me, all are signed and numbered. While I am trying to be perfect, I am human, not a machine. Some variations in the editioned work are to be expected due to the processes, materials, and the artist’s change of mind. It is exactly what makes the work collectible: each piece is an original work of art. The pieces employ printmaking like original etchings, woodcuts, carborundum, screen prints, monotype, monoprint, and letterpress. Nothing is produced using digital reproduction methods.

$950

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