Inspired by: a conservator's notes on an Italian Herbal, circa 1500, housed at the Bailey-Howe Library at the University of Vermont; bandaged stone figures at the twelfth-century Cloister of Saint Trophime in Arles, France; photographs of Warsaw, Poland, after the World War II bombings there; and visits to the sites of forest fires and firestorms in the western United States. "The difference/Between a moment/And a memory/Is the loss,/A mass grave of facts./Repair is necessary." This is volume one of Burgess's series, "The Stratigraphic Archives."
Poems by Bill Kelly; paintings and photo intaglios by Michele Burgess on Gampi paper. Text hand set in Gill Sans and printed by Nelle Martin. Etchings printed by the artist. Hand printed binding housed in a chitzu covered in Japanese silk made by Sonja Jones. 10" x 7 1/2". Edition of 30. 2006.