|Artist / Creator||Bryan Kring|
|Place of Publication||Oakland, CA|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress|
|Number of Images||6 original illustrations including cover|
|Structure / Binding||French folded and bound with two wood sticks and heavy duty staples.|
|Medium / Materials||This book was printed by hand on a 1929 Chandler & Price letterpress with dark sepia ink. The cover has an embossed wire cage pattern and it is bound with two wood strips.|
|Paper Stock||100% cotton paper|
|Number of Pages||22 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.125 x 3.125 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 100|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Bird Feet is a little story about searching for utopia in a bird cage. Finding beauty in sadness and in nature stripped of idealism, this story is told in 5 acts with each headed by an illustration followed by two pages of text. It is based on a true story.
Artist BioBryan Kring is a graphic designer, letterpress printer and book artist in Oakland, California. He was first featured here at 23 Sandy in our Pop Up Now! show in October of 2010. Brian tells us, "When I was in my early twenties I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be Ernest Hemingway with a bottle of rum in a grass hut on a beach in Cuba. I liked writing but I didn’t have any stories to tell. Instead I saw pictures so I took up painting. I went to art school and filled my home with canvases. When I ran out of space I turned to printmaking. I was seduced by the beauty of ink and paper and explored first etching and then later letterpress printing. Now, in my forties, as I play in the book arts I am having fun connecting the circle back to the writing."