|I think that the Root of the Wind is Water-
|Artist / Creator
|Place of Publication
|Poem by Emily Dickinson, Letterpress by Kristin Walker at Twin Ravens Press, Eugene
|Process / Technique
|Images pressure printed by the artist on a Vandercook no. 14 Proof Press, text printed on a 1912 Chandler and Price letterpress by Kristin Walker at Twin Ravens Press, Eugene, Oregon
|Structure / Binding
|Four pop-up spreads tipped at the foredges with an exposed concertina spine and individual hard covers
|Vanguard Recycled Plus paper
|Number of Pages
|7.125 x 9.25 x 1 inches closed.
|Edition of 30
|Signed & Numbered
|Signed and numbered edition
Emily Dickinson's poem in my artist's book begins with, "I think that the Root of the Wind is Water-" The poem examines the inherent interconnection of environmental elements. Her words speak to the sublime mystery of nature's web with a tone of reverence and wonder. My soft edged abstractions with their three dimensional movements are meant to compliment Dickinson's words to create a gentle yet engaging experience. Today, as our planet experiences increasing climate instability, Dickinson's message is a relevant reminder to honor and protect our environment. I think that the Root of the Wind is Water- It would not sound so deep Were it a Firmamental Product- Airs no Oceans keep- Mediterranean intonations- To a Current's Ear- There is a maritime conviction In the Atmosphere- ~Emily Dickinson
Artist BioSusan Lowdermilk is a book artist and printmaker working in traditional processes such as woodcut, wood engraving and intaglio etching as well as in digital media. Her recent artist's book projects involve movable parts, pop-ups and LED circuitry. Her books are included in many university library collections and public collections such as the Getty Museum, the University of Washington and the New York Public Library. Her work is represented in galleries throughout the United States. She is a professor at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon where she has been teaching courses in printmaking, artist books and graphic design for two decades. Susan earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.