AN ANGEL’S WING, The Landscapes Calligraphy | $500
An artistic and poetic collaboration including twelve intaglio prints and eleven poems, with hand coloring, 8 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Bound in case with silk cover, the work was printed in a numbered edition of 26. Signed by the poet and the artist.
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ASLEEP IN THE DEEP | $1000
A visual and poetic interpretation of evolution, this title includes twenty three hand painted etchings, Bound in a quarter leather clamshell box with inlaid paper decorations. Signed by the artist. 10 3/4 inches by 13 inches.
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BREATH UPON CLAY | $600
This book is a creation fable based upon the Old Testament account of human origins. The story allows for some experimentation by the Creator while bringing our first parents to life. Some of His early human prototypes slipped into the human family, and the consequences of their presence here are retold.
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GABRIEL’S FAMILY | $1000
A Story about a stone cutter whose marvelous carved creatures are installed in a church. Etchings and story by Claire Owen, printed in relief in wary gray and black., the presswork by Art Larson of Horton Tank Graphics. The binding, designed by D. Tucker and executed by Daniel Kelm, consists of red Nigerian goatskin and a brown spine with gold and white stamping. The book measures 8 inches by 9 inches with fifty two pages., and was printed in an edition of 52, all signed by Owen and Tucker.
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HONEY FROM THE MOUTH OF A WOLF | $750
A contemporary interpretation of the St. Francis legend, the book has a narrative text and poem. Printed in brown and red, with nine photo-etchings, measuring 9 inches by 8 1/2 inches with 20 pages. Press work by Art Larson of Horton Tank Graphics. Hadley, MA. Bound by the artist in red silk blend with printed label. Printed in an edition of 30, signed by the artist.
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NIGHT FLOWERS | $350
6 hand colored intaglio prints 7 3/8 inches by 5 1/2 inches are mounted into an accordion folded pages. The book measures 10 inches by 7 1/4 inches. The pages, which have hand decoration, are held in a linen covered chemise.
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OF FUR AND FLESH | $350
In a combination of woods and lino cuts, the artist tells the tale of a woman and a wolf that could be read as re-0telling of ?Little Red Riding Hood?. Printed in two colors in the traditional Japanese method, the pages are held in a silk covered chemise. The book measures 8 inches by 8 inches. Printed in an edition of 50, signed by the artist.
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OUR DAYS ARE DRAWN UPON THE HEAVENS | $600
In this title Owen has developed an astronomical calendar for the last year of the last millennium, 1999. Using small star maps, and text that describes specific astrological events she records each month of the year. Overlaying these pages are quotes from scholars, poets and scripture that reflect the spiritual awe that study of the heavens can inspire. On each page following she uses hand marbled black paper as a backdrop for stenciled images of the month?s prominent constellations.
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PENTIMENTO | $300
Pentimento is the first title by Turtle Island Press that uses exclusively electronic imaging. The book is a short collection of poems written by Owen in memory of her mother.
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SEVEN GODS, SEVEN DEMONS, a bestiary | $500
A contemporary treatment of an old book form, exploring the use of animals as symbols of good and evil. Text is printed letterpress and is used as wrappers for fourteen hand colored etchings which are held in a folded paper slipcase. A hand colored etching is mounted on the cover. The book measures 10 1/4 inches by 7 inches. Edition of 26, signed by the artist.
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THE FOUNTAIN IN MOONLIGHT | $3000
This title was developed from a series of woodcuts by the Brazilian artist Samico. The original fourteen prints were made during the years 1979-94, and were reduced photographically and engraved by laser into wood. The type was set and printed with the wood blocks by Art Larson at Horton Tank Graphics in Hadley Massachusetts. The paper used is Mitsumatat Vellum by Japanese papermaker Heizaburo Iwano. The black morocco binding was designed by Tini Miura and executed by Tini and Einen Miura in Tokyo, Japan. The book measures 17 inches by 12 inches and has 34 pages. Printed in a lettered edition of 26, signed by the artist.
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THE SEDUCTION OF MARIAN | $600
This retelling of the Annunciation story was inspired by the painting of the same name by Fra Angelico at the Monastery of San Marco in Florence. In Fra Angelico?s image the Virgin and the angel make eye contact. Mary looks alarmed and frightened, not demure or compliant as this scene is often depicted. The Seduction of Marian tells of what may have lead up to that moment, as it would have been experienced by a thirteen girl.
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WATERLINE| $800
A visual and poetic statement about the place where water meets land. The book has18 relief and three intaglio etchings with hand coloring, and measures 8 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches. Enclosed in a clam shell box with marbled leather hinge and stamped cover. Edition of 40 signed by artist.
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