|Subtitle||Aphorisms by William Stafford|
|Artist / Creator||Cathy DeForest|
|Press Name||Jubilation Press|
|Place of Publication||Ashland, OR|
|Author of Text||William Stafford|
|Contributors||Derek Pyle, Letterpress Printer|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress printed on a Universal I Vandercook press|
|Structure / Binding||Three fold letterpress printed artist book, reveals aphorisms and portrait of William Stafford|
|Paper Stock||Rives BFK|
|Number of Pages||3 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9.4 x 8.5 x .1 inches. Opens out to 22.5 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 232|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Beloved poet, William Stafford, is being celebrated throughout the US during 2014. In honor of his Centennial celebrations, Derek Pyle and I created a letterpress artist book of Stafford's previously unpublished aphorisms. The source for the aphorisms are from, The Sound of the Ax: Aphorisms and Poems by William Stafford, edited by Vincent Wixon and Paul Merchant, published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2014. Portrait: Aphorisms by William Stafford is an artist book featuring a photograph of William Stafford taken by his son, Kim Stafford. Inside the three-fold artist book is a series of aphorisms indicative of Stafford's depth and wit. I want viewers to hold Stafford's work in their hands so they can be moved by the element of surprise not only in Stafford's words, but also in the experience of discovering his words. I chose typography reminiscent of the year of Stafford's birth, 1914. I hope viewers will enjoy interacting with Stafford's poignant words. Click here find the second Stafford aphorism book titled Hidden and Revealed.
Artist BioCathy DeForest is a Northwest book artist who integrates printmaking, photography, and mixed media into her artist books and letterpress broadsides. Cathy has been teaching and mentoring in one form or another since 1968. She has sold over 3,000 letterpress broadsides of her work and her artist books have been exhibited and collected internationally. Highlights of her past 20 years as a book artist include: founding two galleries, teaching in Italy and creating Poets On the Loose. Cathy welcomes visitors to her letterpress and book arts studio, Jubilation Press, in Ashland, Oregon. Through her multi-layered works, she seeks to evoke the depth and mystery of the human experience.