|Subtitle||a personal narrative on ancestry and human migration / its impact on our planet|
|Artist / Creator||Priscilla Spitler|
|Press Name||Hands On Bookbinding|
|Place of Publication||Truth or Consequences, New Mexico|
|Process / Technique||Text digitally printed|
|Structure / Binding||Full goatskin, laminate case binding with stamped cut foil design and gold tooling|
|Medium / Materials||Text paper illustrated and decorated using pastels and paste paper techniques|
|Paper Stock||Arches Text Wove paper|
|Number of Pages||50 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||10 x 6.5 x .75 inches closed|
|Box / Wrapper||Presented in a clamshell box|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
A prophetic 1983 dream and a 2006 road trip to Midwestern America to find a family burial ground amidst rows of cornfields inspired this personal narrative. Exploring her own family as Swiss German immigrant farmers of the 18th century, from a birds eye view the author takes a poetic look at overall human migration, particularly the Europeans to the New World; its impact and change to natural lands, on the environment and ultimately climate. A unique book, the text, illustration, and binding were all created by the artist.
Artist BioPriscilla Spitler studied printmaking at California College of Arts & Crafts (BFA 1975) and bookbinding at the London College of Printing (1980-81).She is winner of the 2009 & 2015 Helen Warren DeGolyer Triennial Award for American Bookbinding.