Raising the Supine Dome, an artist's book

Raising the Supine Dome is an artist's book I just completed. Much of the work was done while I was a visiting lecturer at Dartmouth College teaching the Book Arts Studio Seminar. Dartmouth has a fully equipped letterpress studio that I used to hand-set all of the 14pt Caslon metal type. I printed the type and photopolymer plate images on a Vandercook SP-20. The figures are cut out of the page, using a laser cutter. When paged through, the cut figures show through to the back side of the accordion on which I printed a triangular grid pattern.

The book is printed on Holyoke Fine Paper which is a soft, thick, 100% rag paper that takes a letterpress impression beautifully and is made not more than 30 miles from my home in Western Massachusetts. Each panel of the accordion binding consists of two layers of paper with a tyvek hinge joining one panel to the next. Thev tyvek creates a strong hinge that won't tear and the double thickness panels create a stiff page that can stand upright on its own. The cover is a beautiful, earthy graphite colored handmade paper from Cave Paper over book board.

A full gallery of page by page images of the book along with an artist's statement and a link for purchasing can be found on the website here. Edition of 20 copies ready to ship before Christmas.