Scott Murphy – Like the Pumpkins

© 2015

edition of 52

dimensions in inches: 5.5 x 4.25 x 5

About this piece:
The first in a short series of small poetry collections on existential themes, this one is on death. The book was letterpress printed using the Baskerville typeface on paper made by hand from cotton rag fiber. The title is a short passage from Willa Cather’s My Antonia. The cover and title page feature an original abstract full bleed pigment-printed photograph. The haiku and senryu were selected from an open call published in the Haiku Society of America’s newsletter.

paper, digital ink, thread

About the artist:
Lives and works in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, United States.

S.K. Murphy, founder of the Befuddled Press, is an artist, anthropologist, and teacher specializing in book arts, photography, and comparative religion who makes handmade paper, artist books, broadsides and photographs which explore the beauty, absurdity, simplicity and complexity of existence.


Scott Murphy – Like the Pumpkins