OREGON PILGRIMAGE IN GREEN: A FOREST JOURNAL FOR MY BROTHER
by Kim Stafford
Brother who died by your own hand, it is hard to speak of you. But I need to speak with you. A silence in the human world, in the forest I find you everywhere.
The author’s words and artist’s images together evoke the natural world and life cycles of the Oregon landscape, a landscape that holds strong memories for Stafford. Here, he spent childhood time with his brother, whose tragic death by suicide is at the heart of this “rhapsody of loss.” He now finds in this place both healing and a still-flourishing relationship with his brother.
This original work of art and literature was created through the collaboration of Stafford, Voorhies Thompson, and Sandy Tilcock, the book’s designer, printer, and binder. The trio of artists worked closely for nearly two years on the idea, from its original inspiration to the finished work, a book that is a seamless integration of verbal, visual, and physical entity.
|Title||Oregon Pilgrimage in Green|
|Subtitle||A Forest Journal for My Brother|
|Press Name/Publisher||lone goose press|
|Place of Publication||Eugene, OR|
|Author of Text/Poet||Kim Stafford|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||The concertina-style book, with an etching of a maidenhair fern on its cover, cascades to reveal a continuous image and text over ten feet in length.|
|Medium/ Materials||Printed on Somerset Book paper, bound in a concertina format, with an etching of a maidenhair fern for the cover, the book cascades, revealing a continuous image and text over 10 feet in length.|
|Number of Pages||18 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||17 pages 6.5 x 12 inches|
|Edition Size||Presented in an edition of 100 numbered and 10 lettered (participant) copies.|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|