This accordion tunnel book features the image of a gardener surrounded by flowers, plants and birds. I have done a number of images that show interactions with birds. To me birds represent freedom and vulnerability.
Inspiration for this print/poem came from a poem by 1880s American poet Emily Dickinson that starts with line “Hope is the thing with feathers.”
My poem reads: Hope – The thing with feathers – A small promise in the deepest green – Hidden in the leaves – Waiting to be discovered – So it can take flight and sing into your soul.
|Place of Publication||Custer, SD|
|Author of Text/Poet||Inspired by Emily Dickenson|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Digital|
|Image/ Illustration Process||The original print for this book was carved and then hand printed on my etching press, scanned and then digitally collaged with photographs from my garden.|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Accordion tunnel|
|Medium/ Materials||Black book cloth cover with a waxed green linen thread tie and a handmade bird bead for the clasp|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||Box: 5.25 x 5.25 x .5 inches. Accordion opens out to: 22 x 5.25 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 30|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|