|Subtitle||Travel and a Sense of Place|
|Artist / Creator||Priscilla Spitler|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Truth or Consequences, New Mexico|
|Contributors||Selected text and poetry by Paula Hocks|
|Process / Technique||Inkjet printed on an HP Envy 4502 printer|
|Structure / Binding||Hand bound, full leather, tight-joint case binding.|
|Medium / Materials||Text: printed collage imagery, acrylic paint, pastel drawing. Binding: Pentland goatskin, leather onlays, hand tooling|
|Paper Stock||Stonehenge paper, toned and pastepaper decorated|
|Number of Pages||34 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11.5 x 8.5 x .75 inches closed.|
|Box / Wrapper||Clamshell Box|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
This unique artist book is a posthumous collaboration with the late book artist, Paula Hocks (1916-2003), following our 24-year friendship founded on a shared passion for books. As Paula’s executrix, the text I created is a collage of Hocks’ poems and writings about arrivals and departures, travel and a sense of place, selected from several of her editions originally printed in small Xerox-copied editions. My paste paper decorated pages, pastel drawing, and additional collaged imagery further illustrate the content. As a trained hand binder, I sewed and hand bound the text in a full goatskin leather case binding with original onlay leather and tooled design.
Artist BioPRISCILLA SPITLER studied book arts at the California College of Arts & Crafts and the London College of Printing. She is winner of the 2009 & 2015 Helen Warren DeGolyer Award for American Bookbinding.