Ephemera by Karen Kunc
I have been an admirer of Karen Kunc’s prints and books for many years so I am delighted to have two of her works included in this years’ Artists Book Cornucopia exhibition.
Impeccably designed, printed and bound, Ephemera is an accordion structure with multiple layers of woodcut imagery combined with letterpress image and text. This elegant presentation evolved from an invitation from Longwood University to poet Robert Pinsky and Karen Kunc.
The book includes the two poems Rhyme and The Want Bone.
An excerpt from Rhyme:
Air an instrument of the tongue
The tongue an instrument
Of the body . . .
And from The Want Bone:
The tongue of the waves tolled in the earth’s bell.
Blue ripped and soaked in the fire of blue . . .
This book is produced in an edition of 50 and sells for $950.
Artist bio, images, descriptive details and ordering information here.