AB Gorham – Lilt


© 2019
edition of 25
dimensions in inches: 10.25 x 10.25 x .25


About this piece:

Lilt, a book object portrait, ghostly, memorializes my grandmother, Lil Gorham, who passed away on December 10, 2016. Using extracted text from Edward Tufte’s books on data visualization, Lilt gambols in the space between book & portrait, text as imagery, body as a 2D unfolding event—a person distilled into colorfields & bits of a life recollected.

Can be unfolded and viewed on a table top, or hung on wall.

Letterpress printed on a Vandercook 219AB from photopolymer plates on Awagami Shin Inbe, & housed in a clamshell box.


paper, ink, book board

About the artist:

Lives and works in Sparks, Nevada, United States

AB Gorham is a writer and book artist. She is the Director of Black Rock Press at The University of Nevada, Reno and lives in Sparks with her husband and two kids.

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AB Gorham – Lilt

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