|Artist / Creator||Susan Angebranndt|
|Press Name||Green Chair Press|
|Place of Publication||Santa Fe, NM|
|Contributors||Poem by Li-Young Lee|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress printed|
|Structure / Binding||Single sheets woven together|
|Medium / Materials||Embroidery|
|Paper Stock||Canson and fabriano papers|
|Number of Pages||14 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5 x 7 x 1 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 50|
|Box / Wrapper||Presented in a match box|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered|
Li-Young Lee's poem Persimmons is about how sight can be deceiving, that perhaps trusting one's sense of touch can be a better measure of the world. I've paired Lee's words with lines written in Braille using French knots, to emphasis this tactile theme. The spreads are woven together with a technique devised by Elizabeth Steiner. Designed, printed, sewn and bound by Susan Angebranndt. An excerpt from Persimmons by Li-Young Lee:
Oh, the feel of the wolftail on the silk,
the strength, the tense
precision in the wrist.
I painted them hundreds of times
eyes closed. These I painted blind.
Some things never leave a person:
scent of the hair of one you love,
the texture of persimmons,
in your palm, the ripe weight.Read the entire poem here.
Artist BioAt Green Chair Press, Susan Angebranndt combines her love of type, poetry and old cranky machines to make fine press books, miniatures and ephemera. The fine press work centers on limited-edition "poem books." This intense focus, together with a design, structure, materials and artwork that speak to the text, aims to give the reader a deeper experience of the poetry. Her books are in collections across the US.