(336) by Emily Dickinson


    © 2016
  • Dimensions (in inches): 7.5 x 5.75 x 1.2
  • Materials:various papers, ink, coffee as pigment, tyvek, acrylic, 10 pt. bristol, laser toner, graphite
  • Collection of: University of Alberta, Bruce Peel Library Special Collections


Bound in a hybrid style based on Hedi Kyle's Crown Binding, with accordion spine insert and pamphlet stitching, this book pairs collaged pages with one of my favorite Emily Dickinson texts.
Before I got my eye put out – (336) by Emily Dickinson Before I got my eye put out – I liked as well to see As other creatures, that have eyes – And know no other way – But were it told to me, Today, That I might have the Sky For mine, I tell you that my Heart Would split, for size of me – The Meadows – mine – The Mountains – mine – All Forests – Stintless stars – As much of noon, as I could take – Between my finite eyes – The Motions of the Dipping Birds – The Morning’s Amber Road – For mine – to look at when I liked, The news would strike me dead – So safer – guess – with just my soul Opon the window pane Where other creatures put their eyes – Incautious – of the Sun –