A Kick to the Heart


    © 2004
  • Dimensions (in inches): 10 x 5 x .5
  • Materials:paper, ink, acrylic, cloth, starch paste, laser transfer, metal leaf
  • Collection of:University of Denver, Penrose Library Special Collections


Inspired by a passage from Gretel Ehrlich's memoir "A Match to the Heart". The handpainted pages include metal leaf and were imaged both before and after assembly. Text was both painted and laser transfer. The spine cloth is of painted fabric, the covers of paste paper. Created during a workshop with Tim Ely in eastern Washington state.
A KICK TO THE HEART voltage passes through the body the heart stops STRUCK a hard landing breaks rib bones and starts the heart beating once again ba buum ba buum