Book with 7 4-color blockprints and 12 handcarved text pages
13″ x 10″ x 1″
This artist book was created in my home studio in Portland, OR, during the first winter of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It is imagined as a field-guide to the future, describing 7 elemental forces that future generations will have to learn to live with in a changed and changing world. Each of these forces is illustrated with a 4-color reduction linocut and is accompanied by a quote from a contemporary person responding to their effects. The introductory and concluding texts and the covers are also hand-carved linoleum blocks, and the entire work was printed on a Vandercook 3 letterpress in an edition of 25.
– Roger Peet, Portland, OR