- Santa Barbara, CA: Simplemente Maria Press, 2017.
- small folio
- loose sheets, two accordian-style handmade paper-covered boards books, inserted into a large aluminum box
Price: $7,600.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 139339
Limited to only numbered 20 copies signed by the artist, Mary Heebner. Instructions on handling and display loosely inserted. Fine in fine clamshell box.
This is Mary Heebner's fourth book using watermarks, however, up until 2017, it was the most extensive. This book is a comparison to the effects of light through paper created from the pencil sketches inspired from Heebner's subjective impressions of marbled statues in Italy. Heebner created the paper in Fabriano, Italy, one of the most well-known and reputable locations in papermaking history, and is able to bring the watermark drawings to life using light as the medium.
The two books inside, Marmo and Schizzi, contain additional text and illustrations. Marmo, printed in accordion-fold form, is printed with original text by the artist in both English and Italian. The text provides evidence of marble being a vessel in its connection to a higher order and as a source of wisdom. Schizzi contains a suite of fourteen prints which were created by Heebner in her Rome Sketches series.
From the colophon: "Assisting in the production: Handmade paper produced at Museo Della Carta e Della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy with Luigi Mecella and Bruno Angelo Stroppa, Giorgio Pelligrini, Director & Dieu Donne Paper Mill, New York with Paul Wong and Lisa Switalski. Letterpress printing, John Balkwill, The Lumino Press, typeset in Centaur and Latin Uncial. Italian Translations by Lise Apatoff, Latin Type Names & Editing by Nancy Winter. Marble carving on box by Anders Johnson, Anodized Aluminum box, Neal Feay Co. with Sawyer Tautz."
Twelve watermarked sheets of handmade paper, pigmented ivory or ultramarine blue, with graphic elements printed in letterpress and embellished on verso with graphite or watercolor, a plexiglass viewing easel, and two 6" x 4" books, containing a suite of twelve prints from the Rome Sketches series, and an accordion fold book, original text about the livingness of marble, in English translated into Italian, set within an anodized aluminum box, with carved marble as an addition to the lid.