about this piece
This hanging accordion fold book is acrylic on paste decorated paper with woven Tyvek. It includes text by Pablo Neruda, Rilke, Denise Levertov, Octavio Paz, Wal Whitman, William Stafford and Tagliabue.
When we’ve hardly begun summer, the days grow shorter. The poems selected for this hanging book are about words and writing in the darkness.
Jan Owen, an artist from Belfast, Maine combines her love of color and line, music and poetry, medieval manuscripts and Asian calligraphy in her work.
Her work incorporates hand lettering, brush marks, paste decorated papers, and words by various authors into hanging books or panels. Her work is shown internationally and is in the collections of the Library of Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and university special collections.