XO, On what might have been our anniversary, artist book

XO, On what might have been our anniversary

Limited Edition Artist Book

Imagery is woodcut. Text is laser printed on organdy fabric, accordion binding structure, 6 ½ x 4 ½ x ¾ inches

Four years ago, I met Jeanine Hathaway at a show of my prints in downtown Eugene. She was writing poetry while on sabbatical leave from teaching at Wichita State University in Kansas. It turned out that she was also my neighbor, renting a room down the street and we became friends. Jeanine was inspired by my woodcut diptych titled, “Remembering, Forgetting,” and wrote the poem, “XO, On what might have been our anniversary.” I created my artist’s book, inspired by her poem, printed with the woodblocks from “Remembering, Forgetting,” thus continuing our circle of creativity and inspiration.