I shall have no life
Title derived from a sonnet by Pietro Bembo for Lucrezia Borgia. Also used in this piece are a botanical from American Flora, bits of letter and stamp; an advertisement from a 1900's era tour guide to Philadelphia and the corner of a WWII era yen.
It speaks in the same voice
I'm not sure where this snippet of text derives from, but it's one that recites itself in my mind. Used in this piece is the spine of a ledger, bits of an old letter, and postcard, as well as a piece of the very sheer paper that was placed over an image in old books. I typed on that bit with my Royal before I replaced the ribbon and in the 44" version of the print the unlinked strike mark of a letter "m" is visible.
This laboring of ours
From Rilke's "The Swan," of course. This is a postage stamp out of Australia, bits of old letter and envelope.
Postcard and geological survey of Colorado from early in the last century, as well as handmade paper.
Fires of loss
Mary Oliver's "Dogfish" (you must swim through the forest to stay / in this world) and "In Blackwater Woods" (the fires / and the black river of loss / whose other side //is salvation) typed on my circa 1925 Royal typewriter. Woodcut from an old book, and page from another book, flipped to highlight the impression of the type striking the paper.
Original assembled from a Japanese postage stamp, ink, sheet music, washi tape and handmade paper.
Original assembled from a children's book illustration, postage stamp, handmade paper and washi tape.
Please Hold Still
Original assembled from a children's book illustration circa 1933, postcard, postage cancel, bee stamp, washi tape and amathematics text, 1927.
Original assembled from the cover from photographic souvenir guide to Orleans, France, c. 1900, a butterfly sticker, ink & letter "R" stamp, and a page torn from The Literary Digest 1927 Atlas of the World and Gazetteer, 1927.
Original assembled from handmade Nepalese paper, washi tape, ink, mathematics textbook circa 1927 and commercially reproduced ledger page.
Original assembled from handmade Florentine and Nepalese papers, an Art Deco greeting card, washi tape and a postage stamp arranged on foxed endpaper.
Original assembled from moldered newspaper, handmade paper, contemporary postage cancel, architectural illustration.