Marianne Dages – Oculus Song

c. 2013
edition size 16 7.25 x 4.5 x .25

$180 – Available by special order. Please contact gallery via email or phone to order


Oculus song is a meditation on the night sky and our mind’s interiors. The images evoke atmospheric phenomena and the geometry of architecture. The text is an original poem composed using an experimental technique of writing using translation software to alter the text and generate spontaneous new content. The text was handset in 12 pt Futura and letterpress printed. The imagery is letterpress and Risograph printed. Written, designed, printed, and bound by Marianne Dages, Huldra Press in 2013.

Handmade paper, recycled paper, linen thread, soy and rubber based inks

Marianne Dages (Philadelphia, PA) is an artist who makes books, drawings, and prints. A skilled letterpress printer and bookbinder, her work combines traditional letterpress techniques with hand-drawn and photographic imagery to create a personal and idiosyncratic dictionary of symbols and preoccupations. She studied studied book arts, papermaking, and letterpress for two years at Penland School of Crafts as a Core Fellow and was the Letterpress Studio Coordinator of The Common Press, Universit

About Alicia Bailey


Marianne Dages – Oculus Song

by Alicia Bailey time to read: 1 min