This 10 panel, two layered accordion book presents Eliot Weinberger’s translation of Octavio Paz’s A Tree Within.
A Tree Within
A tree grew inside my head.
A tree grew in.
Its roots are veins, its branches nerves,
thoughts its tangled foliage.
Your glance sets it on fire,
and its fruit of shade are blood oranges
& pomegranates of flame.
Day breaks in the body’s night.
There within, inside my head, the tree speaks,
come closer – can you hear it?
|Title||A Tree Within|
|Place of Publication||Aurora, Colorado|
|Author of Text/Poet||Poem by Octavio Paz. Translation by Eliot Weinberger.|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Two-layered miniature accordion book, the text on delicate semi-transparent paper, the images on heavier paper beneath.|
|Medium/ Materials||The back (image) pages are hand printed (intaglio/woodcut/linocut, pochoir) on Rives Lightweight. The front (text) pages are walnut dyed unryu with laserprint transfer text. The endpapers are Pamela Smith hand marbled papers. The covers are Wenge wood with a gilded composition leaf design. The cover edges are also gilded. The title label is metal foil laser printed and recessed into the wood. Housed in a box with a basswood-sided tray, paper lined, the outside covered with book cloth.|
|Number of Pages||10 panel accordion|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||3 x 2.375 x 1 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 26|
|Box/ Wrapper||Single tray lidded box|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|