Nabhan, Gary Paul
Cabbagehead Press, Eugene, Oregon, USA
Title and statement of responsibility from portfolio-style paper wrapper. Limited ed. of 50 signed and numbered copies. "[C]ollaboratively created and produced during the summer of 1996 ... for the Dieu Donné Papermill-sponsored 'Art of the Matter' paper collaboration symposium in October of 1996."--Colophon. Item consists of two sections. One section titled Spirit land : Arizona has the poem "Sonoran desert unfolding" by Gary Paul Nabhan with a partial list of endangered, threatened, and protected plants in Arizona. The other section titled: Spirit land : Oregon has the poem "Oregon reunion of the rare" by Kim Stafford with a list of endangered, threatened, and protected plants in Oregon. Made of four folded handmade sheets sewn together. Two sheets made by Margaret Prentice create the Oregon section. That paper contains fibers from various plants grown in Oregon. The other two sheets of paper made by John Risseeuw create the Arizona section. That paper contains fibers from various plants grown in Arizona. John Risseeuw made the portfolio-style paper wrapper from a mixture of Arizona and Oregon fibers plus soil and crushed shells. All text was handset and letterpress printed by John at his Cabbagehead Press in Tempe, Arizona. Multiple-block reduction woodcuts were cut and printed on an etching press by Margaret in her studio in Eugene, Oregon. Signed by all artists and poets. Oregon book is edition number 8/50.
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