Intimacy: Drawing with Light, Drawn from Stone

By: Mary Heebner (b. 1951)

Price: $8,000.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Folio. Housed in a 15 x 16 7/8-inch anodized aluminum box fabricated at Neal Fray Co., with a hand-carved marble relief sculpture by Anders Johnson of an open, blank book affixed to the top cover. Housed within is a hinged, 3-part plexiglass viewing easel which fits within the base of the aluminum box, one of the panels of the plexiglass stand has openings to hold 2 books. 2 6 x 4 inch books are: Marmo and Schizzi; Marmo is an accordion-fold volume with 14 panels of color illustrations of nude figures and includes an original text about the nature of marble by Mary Heebner and an Italian translation by Lise Apatoff, text printed over blue toned ink drawings on Asuka paper, SIGNED and dated by Mary Heebner; the second volume, Schizzi, holds a portfolio of 14 prints from the series, Rome Sketches, of graphite and ink drawings, printed on Shojoshi paper. The two books are bound in quarter ultramarine spine, ultramarine paper over boards with silver-stamped titles on the front boards. The heart of this artist's book are 13 loose sheets, approximately 14 x 16 inches, loosely laid in, printed on sheets of ivory-toned paper made by Mary Heebner during a residency at the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana in Fabriano Italy in 2015 under the direction of master papermakers Luigi Mecella and Bruno Angelo Stroppa featuring watermarks based upon the artist's drawings from Roman sculptures. The ivory papers alternate with ultramarine papers made by the artist at Dieu Donne Paper Mill, New York City. The suite of watermarked papers include a title page, an epigraph, and a description of the watermark process as drawing with light, 9 sheets contain printed excerpts in Italian from Heebner's prose poem Marmo with printed names of the source sculptures for the drawings; each sheet is also embellished on the verso with either graphite or watercolors. All text typeset in Centaur and Latin Uncil by John Balkwill of the Lumino Press. Laid-in is a blank envelope card printed on both sides, the recto with an artist's statement by Mary Heebner, and the verso with instructions how to set up the viewing stand which includes 4 color illustrations. Also laid in is a color promotional pamphlet of the artist's fine art books entitled Mary Heebner & Simplemente Maria Press, fine art books, 1995-2109. SMP819-001. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 20 copies, this is number 9, numbered and SIGNED by Mary Heebner on the colophon, and on the last leaf of Marmo, and the 14 prints in Schizzi is INITIALED with the date "'16" by the artist on the verso. letterpress printing by John Balkwill at The Lumino Press and typeset in Centaur and Lain Uncial. Handmade paper produced at Museo Della Carta e Della Filigrana, Fabriano, Italy and Dieu Donne Paper Mill in New York. Marble carving on box lid by Anders Johnson, anodized aluminum box by Neal Feay Co. Mary Heebner began this work as a drawing project based on her observations of Roman nude marble sculptures - the drawings form the basis for the water-marks in her hand-made papers executed at the Museo della Carta e della Filigrana in Fabriano, Italy. Other papers were hand-made in New York at the Dieu Donne Paper Mill, New York City. A full suite of the drawings have been reduced to fit into a volume entitled Schizzi, which is included in this book along with another small volume entitled Marmo, which is an accordion-fold book by the artist, with original text about the livingness of marble, in Italian and English. 6 copies Worldcat.

Title: Intimacy: Drawing with Light, Drawn from Stone

Author Name: Mary Heebner (b. 1951)

Illustrator: Mary Heebner

Categories: Artist's Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA, Simplemente Maria Press,: 2017

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: SMP819-001

Keywords: Mary Heebner, Intimacy Drawing with Light Drawn from Stone, Artists Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Papermaking, Abstract Art, Marble, Sculpture, Ancient Sculpture, Lise Apatoff, Luigi Mecella, Bruno Angelo Stroppa, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano Italy, Watermarks, Dieu Donne Paper Mill, Drawing with Light, Marmo, Schizzi, John Balkwill, Lumino Press, Anders Johnson