Scott Murphy – Not Unaware

© 2016

edition of 72

dimensions in inches: 5.5 x 4.25 x .5

About this piece:
The second in a short series of small poetry collections on existential themes, this one is on beauty. The book was letterpress printed using the Baskerville typeface on paper made by hand of cotton rag fiber. The title is a passage from Judy Van der Veer’s A Few Happy Ones. The cover features an unique indigo dyed print. The haiku and senryu were selected from an open call published in the Haiku Society of America’s newsletter.

paper, indigo dye, 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 – Not Unaware