The Water of the Flesh


    © 2009
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  • Materials:paper,book board, laser toner, ink, pigment, fabric, leather
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


Stiff leaf, or board book binding of cyanotype prints on Rives BFK paper, laser print transfer text, and ink. Page edges are tinted with yellow pigment, the front and back covers are board covered with cyanotype printed in fabric, end sheets are cyanotype on Rives BFK. Font cover label is laser transfer on leather. Spine is covered with leather with edges tinted with dark blue pigment. 7 pages spreads + endsheets.
excerpted from the poem Noli Me Tangere from the collection Try poems by Cole Swensen © 1999
Whose flesh is water Know Below the face A stroke more certain A line of demarcation and Another face goes on To one of permanent touch To recognize the rest the line between flesh and everything flesh grew lonely and its own Keep on coming down to earth in little pieces.