about this piece
Small Fires is an ongoing body of work that explores pictographic images as modes of communication. This print was created using only letterpress printed handset wood and metal type.
Cotton Paper, rubber based ink
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