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Accordion folded cloth covered book with intaglio image by the artist and letterpress text by Jorie Graham; edition includes 20 bronze sculptures and book combinations with oil stick hand-drawing.
Book closed dimensions given in image size.
Sheet size gives dimensions of book when opened flat.
Sculpture dimensions: 13″ x 4″ x 10 1/2″
First 10 books from both Arabic and Roman numbered editions are designated as a special limited edition bronze sculpture and book combination
Beverly Pepper’s sixteen foot long hand-colored photogravure richly enfolds the stanzas of Jorie Graham’s elegiac poem In the Pasture into a bound book that is in turn secreted in the belly of a bronze sculpture. Reminiscent of Neolithic monuments, the bronze’s deep relief and earth colors recall the furrows and clods of worked soil. Sensual and rigorous, personal and universal, In the Pasture reflects on culture and nature and the struggle of the self to find meaning in the world.