I think that the Root of the Wind is Water
(poem by Emily Dickinson)
Limited Edition Artist Book $600
Pop-up, artists book pressure printed from a Vandercook No. 14 Proof Press on Vanguard Recycled Plus paper, text is 14 pt. Twentieth Century and was printed on a 1912 Chandler and Price letterpress by Kristin Walker at Twin Ravens Press in Eugene, Oregon, Four pop-up spreads tipped at the foredges with an exposed concertina spine and individual hard covers, 7.125 x 9.25 x 1 inches closed, signed and numbered edition of 30 Poem by Emily Dickinson, designed and produced by Susan Lowdermilk in Eugene, Oregon in 2016.
Emily Dickinson’s poem in my artist’s book begins with, I think that the Root of the Wind is Water- The poem examines the inherent interconnection of environmental elements. Her words speak to the sublime mystery of natures web with a tone of reverence and wonder. My soft edged abstractions with their three dimensional movements are meant to compliment Dickinson’s words to create a gentle yet engaging experience. Today, as our planet experiences increasing climate instability, Dickinson’s message is a relevant reminder to honor and protect our environment.
I think that the Root of the Wind is Water- / It would not sound so deep / Were it a Firmamental Product- / Airs no Oceans keep- / Mediterranean intonations- / To a Currents Ear- / There is a maritime conviction / In the Atmosphere- //- Emily Dickinson