Skin of Grace
The fifth collaboration between artist Michele Burgess and poet Nancy Willard, Skin of Grace is dedicated to Willard in recognition of the inspiration she has given the Press over the last thirty years. It is the eighth volume in Burgess’s “Stratigraphic Archives” series and a reworking of a one-of-a-kind book she created in 1992. The collages were individually made with mixed media on Gampi paper and each one has subtle differences.
Poem by Nancy Willard, hand painted collages by Michele Burgess on Gampi papers mounted on Cave "Skin" paper. Text hand set in Perpetua and printed letterpress by Nelle Martin. Bound by Lisa Van Pelt in leather and paper. Tray case covered in hand woven linen. 16" x 13". Edition of 15. 2016.