by Lyn Hejinian and Emilie Clark

The Traveler and the Hill and the Hill is a collaboration between artist Emilie Clark and poet Lyn Hejinian. In the first half of the book, Clark's richly layered monoprints respond to Hejinian's aphoristic poems; in the second half, Hejinian comments on Clark. The book presents a series of fairy tales gone awry -- gone from the secure world of familiar knowledge and avuncular authority imparted to children into a hilarious, dark and dramatic space in which thinking happens in the seams between sentences. While Hejinian's poems investigate the social logic that binds short, illustrative moral narratives, Clark's monoprints invent a space for this investigation in which rich colors, widely various drawing, printing and transfer images behave almost as characters. The book comprises thirty-one images and thirty-one texts plus front and back matter. It measures 10" w x 11 1/2" h. Philip Gallo set the type and printed the text on Rives BFK; Emilie Clark made the images, unique in each copy of the edition of 61 of which 45 are for sale. Judith Ivry made the bindings and slip cases. $4,500.








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