|Artist / Creator||Poppy Dully|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Process / Technique||Original pages printed by Alfred A. Knopf, 1946|
|Number of Images||Six images|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion with found original cover|
|Medium / Materials||Oil based ink|
|Paper Stock||Found text pages and Arches #150|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.25 x 7.75 x .5 inches closed. Extends out to 48 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Hiroshima by John Hersey was published in 1946. Hersey put a human face on the bombing of this Japanese city on August 6, 1945.I initially searched for imagery that could tell the stories in Hiroshima. With the reports of Japan's tsunami and earthquake disaster, I was spurred to describe life before natural or man made disasters. I used present day imagery of people in Japan going about their daily lives: children playing with a parachute; a street scene; a family eating at a café; farmers in the field; a food market; a child flying a kite to show how in a moment lives can change forever. This unique artist book has the original cover and title page, six monotypes printed on found pages and bound in an accordion format.
Artist BioPoppy Dully is a Portland painter, printmaker, and book artist. She has a Bachelors degree in anthropology and design from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Public Health from UCLA. She worked over 20 years in fundraising and nonprofit management. Poppy has exhibited her paintings and prints since 1998. Poppy's altered books are in private and public collections including University of Washington, Stanford University, Multnomah County Central Library, University of Southern California and Savannah College of Art and Design. Her books have been selected for nationally juried exhibitions.