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The FOUNTAIN IN MOONLIGHT is a collaboration of design by Claire Owen and Daniel Tucker using the graphic work of Brazilian artist Samico. It was developed as a book using a series of woodcuts Samio produced during the years 1979-1993. Their original size averages 22 inches by 36 inches. The prints were reduced photographically, and etched into wood using laser. There is no written text to the book; titling was set and printed with the wood blocks by Art Larson at Horton Tank Graphics, in Massachusetts. The finished book measures 17 inches by 12 inches. The black morocco binding, designed by Tini Miura, has foil stamping on the cover, and a silk clam-shell case, and was bound by Einen Miura in Tokyo, Japan. The paper is Mitsumata Vellum, by renown Japanese papermaker, Heizaburo Iwano. The edition consists of 26 copies numbered 1-26, and signed by the artist with four artist proofs.
Gilvan Samico is a well known artist in his native Brazil, where his work is represented in most major museums, including The Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo. He has exhibited work internationally, including United States, Italy, Japan, France, Germany, Chile and Mexico. He represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale of 1962 and 1990.
Samico | Turtle Island Press | Price: $3000
10% discount offered to libraries
Latest NewsNew Project and Exhibit!
Bartram’s Boxes Remix project of the Center for Art in Wood and Bartram Gardens
A collaborative with poet Beth Feldman Brant in which I constructed 3 boxes that contain artifacts from trees, handmade books with Brandt’s poems and scrolls. The images and poems explore three themes of Journeys, Helpmeets, and Storms.
Exhibit opens: May 2 and continues to July 19th
Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19106