|Artist / Creator||Diane Fine and Mario Laplante|
|Press Name||Moonkosh Press and Gravel Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Plattsburgh, NY and San Francisco, CA|
|Process / Technique||Digital and letterpress|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion book presented in a drop spine box|
|Paper Stock||Masa paper|
|Number of Pages||20 panels|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6.5 x 13.5 x 2.5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
In a Kyoto cemetery we photographed offerings (water, flowers, incense) left by mourners in the small wells carved into each memorial stone. The poignancy of the site was heightened by the random embellishments (blossoms, leaves) of Nature. Offering combines letterpress and digital printing on Masa paper. The body of the text was taken from various translations of the Mahayana Buddhist Heart Sutra.
Artist BioDIANE FINE is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Art at Plattsburgh State University of New York where she teaches printmaking. She received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Diane exhibits regularly and her work is represented in a number of public and private collections including: The New York Public Library and the Yale University Art Gallery. MARIO LAPLANTE is French Canadian and has been living in the US for the past 20 years. He works in a variety of media: installation, printmaking, and artist books. He has taught at Ohio State University, Massachusetts College of Art, University of Alabama, Florida State University and has been teaching at San Francisco State University since 1996 where is his currently a full professor. As an artist, Laplante was trained as a printmaker and a book artist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1989 with an MFA. Laplante's books and prints have been included in national and international art exhibitions in the last few years. Curators have acquired his work for several artist book collection including: the Bibliotheque National du Canada, Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Library of Congress, Yale University, the New York Library, the Tate Gallery in London and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.