about this piece
Using two classic O.Henry Stories, I created and printed eight monotypes for ‘The Cop and The Anthem’ and eight monotypes for ‘The Ransom of Red Chief’. The monotypes were printed with oil based ink on the original pages of the library edition of O.Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories for 1922. The monotype pages were mounted on Arches paper, accordion style, one story on the front and one on the back, and rebound in the book’s original cover.
paper, ink, found materials
Poppy Dully is a painter and printmaker living in Portland, Oregon. Poppy studied design and cultural anthropology at UC Berkeley, received a MPH from UCLA, and worked for over 20 years in fundraising and non profit management. Poppy explores the relationship of storytelling in film and books in her altered and handmade books. Sometimes it is the discovery of a second hand book that connects her to a film and other times it is the moving images of the film that connects her to a book.