Ruth Fainlight’s five original short poems, inspired by a series of six mezzotints of plants by Judith Rothchild, are published in an edition of 50. Each folio, introduced by a vignette of a begonia leaf, is comprised of the poem, the relevant mezzotint and the translation into French. The green wrappers, slipcases and boxes have a screen printed motif of two arum leaves.
The eleven mezzotints were printed by the artist on Hahnemûhle paper.
The translations are by Michèle Duclos. The letterpress was printed by Mark Lintott and the slipcases and clamshell boxes are by Claude Vallin.
The deluxe edition of twelve copies (1/50—12/50) is presented in clamshell boxes and include one of the poems in the hand of the author and an additional dry point. Every one of these prints is unique as the plate was reworked after each print. N° 1 is the lightest and N° 12 the darkest.
The regular edition 13/50-50/50 is presented in slipcases.
All the books are numbered, and signed by the author and the artist.
Format 10 ½ x 8 in.
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