Title A la Orilla Azul del Silencio. On the Blue Shore of Silence: Poems of the Sea by Pablo Neruda. Translations from the Spanish by Alastair Reid.
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Santa Barbara, CA: Simplemente Maria Press, 2001
Illustrator Mary Heebner.
Seller ID OU417-002
LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies, this is number 38. Folio. 14 x 11 inches.  pp. Title-page printed in black and blue inks with printer's device in blue, 12 giclee prints on Somerset Velvet 330 paper using Pinnacle Gold inks printed at the Duganne Atelier, Santa Moncia, CA under the direction of Mary Heebner which are tipped into double-fold sheets of Fabriano Tiepolo, the text is printed on handmade linen paper produced by the artist with the assistance of Pat Almonrode at the Dieu Donne Mill in New York City the text printed by John Balkwill at The Lumino Press, Santa Barbara, digitally typeset using Adobe Jenson for the English text Arrighi for the Spanish, and Trajan for titling and tipped-in to the Fabriano sleeves, the English on the left and the Spanish on the right to complete the 12 triptychs, the whole enclosed in an individually pulp-painted chemise; text clean, unmarked. All housed in a handmade case constructed with imported Japanese bookcloth over boards and wood produced at The Lumino Press; binding square and tight. Fine. In 1999, Mary Heebner visited Pablo Neruda's home, Isla Negra, where she spent time with Alastair Reid, listening to Reid speak of his friendship with Neruda and selecting poems to be used in this work. Upon returning to California Heebner composed a series of collage paintings, inspired by the Pacific Ocean and several visits to Neruda's home in Chile. These paintings then became the templates for pigment prints that were paired with 12 poems by Pablo Neruda that allude to the sea; the poems are printed here in Spanish with English translations by Alastair Reid. The 12 triptych folios and hand-sewn booklet are gathered in an individually pulp-painted chemise, and placed in a handmade wood and cloth box.
Mary Heebner, A la Orilla Azul del Silencio On the Blue Shore of Silence Poems of the Sea, Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid, Artist's Book, Poetry, Limited Edition