Tallmadge Doyle, Susan Lowdermilk
Digitally printed edition of 30, $600,
Deluxe variable edition of three from the original etchings, $4500
Closed 6.5 x 11.25 x 1.5 inches. Opened 12 x 11.25 x 1.5 inches
Star carousel binding with hard covers, Protective wrapper out of Stonehenge paper
Paper; Moab Lasal, (digital edition) Magnani Incisioni Italia, (deluxe edition), signed and numbered, 2011
We originally created Aviary as a unique book for a collaborative project for the 2011 Sitka Invitational Exhibition in Portland, Oregon. Original etchings are by Tallmadge Doyle, from various prints in the following series of works, Contemplari Natura, the Celestial Menagerie, Mysterium Cosmographicum and Homage to Kepler. The imagery in this book juxtaposes an aviary of birds with the universal mathematical order and geometric shapes associated with the cosmos. The subject of this book is about an inherent connection with the mysteries of nature on earth and the mysteries of the universe as a whole. Aviary was designed by Susan Lowdermilk and constructed together by both artists.