Scrutiny in the Great Round. Tennessee Rice Dixon. Granary Books. 1992.
Scrutiny in the Great Round. Tennessee Rice Dixon. Granary Books. 1992.
Scrutiny in the Great Round. Tennessee Rice Dixon. Granary Books. 1992.

Scrutiny in the Great Round.

Granary Books, 1992. Item #GB_25

8 x 11 in., 26 pp., paper over boards, clamshell box.

Rooted in biology and informed by prophecy, this book traces an alchemical lifeline in time: from before conception to after birth. A range of evolutionary characteristics, from sacred to profane, are here evoked through a visual narrative of intense investigation, potent with beauty. A host of images, from seventeenth-century alchemical engravings to twentieth-century high school science book illustrations, editioned on a photocopier, provide the background for Dixon’s original collage, drawing, and painting. Hinting at autobiography, Scrutiny in the Great Round is concerned with the imagery of fertility, reproduction, birth, and growth. The paper has a delicate, densely worked surface filled with drawing, painting, and collage by Tennessee Rice Dixon.

Bound by Daniel E. Kelm and staff at the Wide Awake Garage. Housed in a cloth-covered clamshell box by Jill Jevne. This is from an edition of 21 copies plus one prototype; of these, four copies and the prototype are hors commerce and 17 are for sale; each signed by the artist. Out-of-print.




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Pictured: cover; pp. 11–12 and 19–20.

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