|Anchoring and Persistence
|Artist / Creator
|Jumping Crow Studio
|Place of Publication
|Linocuts, wood block prints, etching
|Structure / Binding
|Pamphlet stitch with pocket portfolio
|Medium / Materials
|Digital text, fabric, wire and dowel closure
|Mi-Tientes, commercial decorative paper, paste paper, dyed and painted paper
|Number of Pages
|9 x 6.5 x 3 inches closed, 9 x 23.5 x 4.5 inches open
|Signed & Numbered
The story here, told across four pamphlets, unfolds slowly, the text spread out among pockets and flaps and small, attached booklets. Images of leaves and trees accumulate page by page, the message gathering in time: To raise an old growth forest takes the work of seven generations, one to plant the trees and six not to cut them down. The patience of refraining—a lesson for our age.
Artist BioLark Burkhart has been learning about and making artist's books for a dozen years. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions in California and Hawaii and is part of several publications, including 1000 Artists Books and 500 Handmade Books, volume 2. She has studied with artists at San Francisco Center for the Book, the Athenaeum in La Jolla, Foothill College, Focus on Book Arts, Idyllwild Summer Arts Program and Palomar College. She is a member of San Diego Book Arts and Bay Area Book Artists.