Etchings of Buried Memory
Conversations between poet and artist led to ruminations about gesture in the landscape. Each etching is folded into a single signature. The poem is printed in the original French with English and Chinese translations. The shadows of the images interact with the text.
Poems by François Cheng; aquatint etchings by Michele Burgess on Gampi paper. English and French text set in Perpetua and printed letterpress by Nelle Martin. Etchings printed by the artist and Alvin Buenaventura. Bound by Claudia Cohen in vellum, with a chitzu of Moriki paper. 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”. Edition of 30. 2003.