Crystalline Flower


    © 2018

    size of edition: 18

    Dimensions (in inches): 2.675 x 2 x .675

  • Materials:various papers, mica, color toner prints, tyvek, acrylic, book cloth, bookboard
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This 12 page book pairs the words of Pablo Neruda (XII from Stones of the Sky, translated by James Nolan) with images painted by Heidi Zednik. The text is etched onto thin sheets of mica that are backed by reproductions of Zednik’s painting. The book is bound in an exposed spine, rigid board style that utilizes tinted tyvek hinges. The book covers are board covered with a commercial Wyndstone paper. Each copy has a mica washer and copper bead affixed to the cover. The book is is housed in a tray box lined with Japanese Tarei paper. The outside of the box is a rich brown Japanese cloth with an inset label of etched mica.
XII from Stones of the Sky, © 1970, trans © 1987 by James Nolan © 2008 Copper Canyon Press Images © 2008 Heidi Zednik
University of Denver, University of Virginia, Chapman University, University of Utah, University of Pittsburgh, Oberlin University, Indiana University, private collections.