About this piece:
A Butterfly Careless is a collection of thirty-seven poems and four monotype images, housed in a cloth-covered slipcase with a unique monotype on the cover. Andrew Gay’s poems make use of haiku-like insights that are located at the crossroads of the human condition and the natural world. The black and white ink monotypes provide a deep realization of the immediacy of moments experienced through abstracted natural forms. Together, poems and images provide an original look into the oldest of concerns, our place in this world. Each copy is 64 pages. Poems typeset in Dante and printed letterpress . Images from original ink monotypes printed as duotones Slipcase is covered with Arrestox cloth and stamped in foil with an original monotype laid into a debossed panel. Design and topography by Paul Hoffmann.2
paper, ink, cloth
About the artist:
Lives and works in Lincolnville, Maine, United States.
A scholar, linguist and artist, Dudley Zopp grew up in Kentucky, and finds inspiration in geological processes and cultural histories of place. Since 1996, she has lived in Maine, where nature is her source and subject. Her work ranges from site specific installations to paintings, limited edition books, and woodcuts. Andrew Gay was a poet, playwright, and retired Professor of Opthalmology at Tufts Medical School. His one-woman play, Caitlin, won the New England Festival of New Work, and was produced and shown in 1995 on Maine Public Television. A book of poetry, Grey Light, appeared in 1996.