Shadow Play : an artists' book / by Ann M. Kresge ; poems by Melinda Kennedy.
Kresge, Ann M.
Library Fellows of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Three translucent panels and 6 shaped, translucent half leaves printed with designs and words to form a stage. Shadow puppets made of colored paper and flat sticks are stored in the case with velcro. Includes an accordian folded booklet (24 x 14 cm.) with poems and ideas for creation of stories and information about the use of the puppets.; Based on the Wayang Kulit, or Javanese Shadow Play.
Issued in decorative grey portfolio; title lettered in black on white and grey label on cover. Beige colored pull ribbon. Consists of six illustrated cut-out shadow puppets, all with movable parts, fastened to sticks backed with velcro, and mounted on inner lids of portfolio. Center of portfolio opens to reveal a specially cut support with lids. Within support rests a volume constructed to resemble a puppet stage, with eight opaque leaves of graduated widths, mounted on pleated folds. Words printed on each leaf. Puppets can be set in motion in front of, or behind the volume/stage, by shining a light behind the puppets to project their shadows through the volume. They also can be moved in front and through the leaves. Accompanied by two sheets, printed on both sides, and joined together accordion-style to form a booklet of unnumbered pages (26 x 106 cm. folded to 26 x 14 cm.). Booklet describes the puppet characters and suggests story types, as poems. "Limited edition of 125 handmade books ... produced by the artist in her studio, Mossybrook Press in High Falls, N.Y. and at WSW in Rosendale, N.Y. The type, New York (Macintosh) and Avant Garde, was letterpress printed by the artist on a Vandercook Press. Various archival, acid free, and Asian papers were used including Abaca (banana leaf) paper which was handmade by the artist. Printmaking processes combine etching, relief, and chine collé. Production assistance was provided by Val Wells, Amy Ciullo, and Suzanne Taetzsch"--Colophon.
1 kit ; in portfolio 37 x 45 cm.
Various archival, acid free and Asian papers were used including Abaca (banana leaf) paper which was handmade by the artist. Printmaking processes combine etching, relief and chine colle. Edition of 125.
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