|Artist / Creator||Linda Piacentini-Yaple|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Bend, Oregon|
|Structure / Binding||Original drawings and calligraphy. Accordion structure with inserts|
|Medium / Materials||Walnut ink, acrylic ink, gold leaf, binders board, Japanese silk book cloth|
|Paper Stock||Arches Text Wove, vellum|
|Number of Pages||4 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9.5 x 7.875 x .5 inches closed. Extends out to 28 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
"I must go down to the seas again to the lonely sea and the sky and all I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by." When I read John Masefield's poem, Sea Fever, for the first time, I understood his wanderlust for the sea. As a sailor, no matter how difficult the currents or weather or how glad I was to step off the boat, my memory would turn my most frightening experiences into adventures. I'd drink something warm, sit wistfully dreaming about the next time.
Artist BioLinda Piacentini-Yaple is a text,book artist,and gallery owner in Bend, Oregon, who is an enthusiastic advocate of calligraphy and the book as art. She is a published poet and artist and created her first book about Alaska at the age of eight. Her latest exhibits include the Geisel Library, UCSD,CA;Weiner Holocaust Library,London,England; Tweed River Art Gallery, New South Wales,Australia;Bank Street Arts,Sheffield, England,Abecedarian Gallery,Denver,and the British Library in London. Her artist books reside in public collections at the University of Washington, University of Southern California, Bank Street Arts in Sheffield, England,and in private collections in Oregon, Washington,Indiana, California,Chicago, and Rome, Italy.