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The Nocturne Portfolio

In seeing and saying how dark or moonlit a “Nocturne” is, we are depending on a multiplicity of voices to highlight this “mood of making.”


These personal, purposeful voices are the beginning of how we might under-stand a performer’s, a maker’s, a poet’s, an engraver’s, or painter’s movements as form to help us all hear, see, and perhaps “feel” the meanings
intended by the work.


We leave each night and each life in our own ways. This portfolio represents a fragment of the possibilities of what and why art is needed in a time of so much white noise.


                   —Bill Kelly
                      December 21, 2023

Essay by Susan Narucki
Words and Images by:
Douglas Anderson & David Schirm
Matthew Burgess & Michele Burgess
Chard deNiord & Liz Hawkes deNiord
Peter Everwine & Bill Kelly
Carolyn Forché & Harry Mattison

All printed by hand and letterpress on various papers and housed in a hand-made portfolio case. Edition of
20 for sale + 10 copies hors de commerce for the collaborators. 2024. $2,500.

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