Title Island: Journal from Iceland, September 1995.
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Santa Barbara, CA: Simplemente Maria Press, 1999
Inscription Signed by Author
Seller ID OU417-001
LIMITED EDITION of 60 copies, this is number 44, numbered and SIGNED by Mary Heebner, each illustration is hand-touched with watercolors. Folio. 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Title-page printed on hand-made Abaca paper with introduction, 12 original watercolor monotypes scanned to produce a suite of giclee prints on Somerset rag paper, each print inserted into a hand-made Abaca paper folio created by Rie Hachiyanagi, and letterpress printed from photo polymer plates by Lucy Brown in Galliard types, colophon also printed on an Abaca paper folio; text clean, unmarked. All housed in a chemise wrap designed by Mary Heebner and Sandra Liddell Reese consisting of white Kyoseishi and indigo Kozo paper over onyx board with a silk ribbon tie to hold all in place, this in turn is housed in an acrylic sleeve titled in blue on the spine; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Mary Heebner on the colophon. Fine. Mary Heebner only muses upon consequential subjects. In the late summer of 1995, Heebner spent three weeks in Iceland; instead of reading fiction or sagas, Heebner found herself reading geology texts. She learned that while the island of Iceland is 16 to 18 million years old, it was only occupied by humans in 850 CE. She trekked across land that was only 500 years old, full of minerals and redolent with stunning colors, chartreuse, ochre, cobalt green, viridian and violet. The original text and abstract artwork in this portfolio reflects the feelings evoked on the artist?s visit to this new land; the artwork is suitable for framing.
Mary Heebner, Island Journal from Iceland September 1995, Artist's Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Art