Soft cover letterpress in custom case
Limited Edition of 15
signed and numbered
13 folios, 7 x 9
Includes a limited edition platinum-palladium print.
Keepsakes is a limited edition hand-made artist’s book. Each book contains 13 folios featuring archival pigment prints, text set in letterpress, and botanical print-transfers.
This book explores how we preserve memories and how the discoveries we make when exploring the natural world, rekindle that sense of wonder we remember from childhood. It also nods to the secrets and mysteries contained within the landscape, as both a reflection of time’s passing but also our collective memory.
The title poem, Keepsakes, runs throughout the book from folio to folio spanning the entirety of the book. This sequencing of image and text, or absence of text, or image, sets up a pacing of the material that allows the viewer to experience the book in a series of steps, each folio can stand on its own as a keepsake, or be experienced collectively with the others in the book. The book is presented in an elegant hand-made box by Richard Smith of Camden Maine.
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher and the artist.