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Dark forest / Monica Oppen
Bib ID 6489519
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Oppen, Monica, artist
 
Description [Stanmore, NSW] : [ANT Press], 2009 
16 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 34 cm 
Notes

An artist's book about a broken relationship. "This work is about love; about power and powerlessness; about action and inaction; about sacrifice, betrayal and loss. The trees have been cut down. The trees are burning. The forest was a world rich with creativity and love. The binding is so flimsy, only a wrapped around sheet of paper, because the world inside the work is collapsing. A more substantial binding would have not have been in keeping with the work. It is in a slipcase because it is private; a personal unhappiness."--Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem.

Limited edition of 10 copies.

Printed offset and intaglio, with hand written text and hand painted by the artist.

National Library's SR copy is no. 2/10 and signed by the artist.

Binding

Black card wrappers. Japanese stab binding in red thread with 10 cm left trailing at the bottom. Slip case in black buckram with red interior. 

Subjects Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Ant Press, publisher

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