PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
Eastern repousse bound, one of a kind, long stitch book
Copper, hand lettered and mixed media over printed photo montages of original collages
5-3/8" long x 3-3/8" wide x 1-5/8" high
© 2011, V. Lansford $3800.
The text is William Butler Yeats' politically charged poem, The Second Coming. I used Photoshop to create a continuous digital montage of mixed media collages that I've created over the past 4 years and printed them on Arches watercolor paper. I used various paints and pastels to enhance the printed images and lettered the poem with Japanese text inks over the top. The calligraphic hand for much of the poem is Carolingian. The hand for both the Eastern repousse letters on the cover, as well as key words of the poem, is a cursive-like Carolinian variation designed by Reggie Ezell.