Cherokee Phoenix: Advent of a Newspaper

Cherokee Phoenix: Advent of a Newspaper

Letterpress printed on handmade cotton paper, handbound in a quarter-cloth binding evocative of an early nineteenth century publisher's binding. (2005)

Original peer-reviewed research describing the print shop of the early Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1834 in New Echota, Georgia. Edition of 82, 102 pages, (Size: 6.5” x 4” x 0.5”) 

Cherokee Phoenix: Advent of a Newspaper

Cherokee Phoenix: Advent of a Newspaper

Letterpress printed on handmade cotton paper, handbound in a quarter-cloth binding evocative of an early nineteenth century publisher's binding. (2005)

Original peer-reviewed research describing the print shop of the early Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1834 in New Echota, Georgia. Edition of 82, 102 pages, (Size: 6.5” x 4” x 0.5”) 

Egg Show

Egg Show

Letterpress printing on handmade cotton rag and retted flax paper. (2005) 

Chapbook of seven of David Kopaska-Merkel's science fiction poems; one original wood block illustration, in an edition of 55, (Size: 5.25” x 6”) 

Fables

Fables

Letterpress printed on handmade flax & cotton rag paper; hand bound in a limp paper case. Photopolymer illustrations by John Smith. Printed in collaboration with Narcissus Press. (2002)

Collection of poet Maurice Manning’s work in an edition of 100, 60 pages, (Size: 5.5” x 7”) 

Eye Think A Lot About Potatoes

Eye Think A Lot About Potatoes

Handmade cotton and flax paper, letterpress printing & photopolymer illustrations. (2008)

Collection of eight brief vignettes exploring the curious thoughts of a Scotch-Irishman. 16 pages in an edition of 90, Miniature (Size: 3” x 2.75” x 0.375”) 

The Paste Papers of Louise Lawrence Foster

The Paste Papers of Louise Lawrence Foster

Limited edition letterpress book, handmade cotton paper with quarter-cloth and paste paper covers. Deluxe edition bound with quarter-leather binding with handmade cotton paper. (2011)

Sample book showing 14 examples of the paste papers of artist Louise Lawrence Foster, with a historical introduction to paste papers by paper conservator Cathleen A. Baker. Edition of 86, (Size: 6” x 9.125” x 0.625”) 

Sentinels

Sentinels

Hand-beaten mulberry (kozo) and edgeworthia (mitsumata) bark papers with letterpress printing. (2008)

40 of these panels were part of an indoor gallery installation. Six literary excerpts were letterpress printed on each panel in an alternating position, each panel (Size: Total 11' x 7' x 4') 

Sentinels-closeup

Sentinels-closeup

Hand-beaten mulberry (kozo) and edgeworthia (mitsumata) bark papers with letterpress printing. (2008)

40 of these panels were part of an indoor gallery installation. Six literary excerpts were letterpress printed on each panel in an alternating position, each panel (Size: Total 11' x 7' x 4') 

Elegy for Ira H. [Exit from Appalachia]

Elegy for Ira H. [Exit from Appalachia]

Limited edition letterpress printing on handmade cotton rag paper; the binding is a green handmade paper of over-beaten cotton and abaca. (2015)

Excerpt of poem by Kentucky native Forrest Johnson. Working with the poet the sculptural form was developed, printed in an edition of 10 copies, five “pages” each, (Size: 12” x 12” x 8.5”) 

New Echota, Georgia

New Echota, Georgia

Letterpress printing on ExpandOS®, a mail package alternative to foam packing. (2010)

Each word of Dorothy Field's poem, regarding the last capital of the Cherokee in the eastern US, was printed on individual ExpandOS® with a Challenge 15 printing press. Edition of two, (Size: 11.75” x 3 feet x 2”) 

New Echota, Georgia-closeup

New Echota, Georgia-closeup

Letterpress printing on ExpandOS®, a mail package alternative to foam packing. (2010) 

Each word of Dorothy Field's poem, regarding the historical capital of the Cherokee in the eastern US, was printed on individual ExpandOS® with a Challenge 15 printing press. Edition of two, (Size: 11.75” x 3 feet x 2”)

Portal

Portal

Hand-beaten mulberry (kozo) and methyl cellulose sculpture. (2008)

Wet sheets of handmade mulberry were torn and blended over a removable armature with methyl cellulose as an adhesive; approximate weight eight pounds, (Size: 18” x 28” x 7 feet) 

Absolute Relativity

Absolute Relativity

Handmade paper edition of beaten mulberry bark and okra and banana stem. (2014) 

Working with modern dance choreographer Amy Dowling and costumer Susan Brown-Strauss, the handmade paper edition was used as costumes and installation elements for outdoor dance performance. Performed as a part of {Re}Happening, on the original site of Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina.
 

Absolute Relativity

Absolute Relativity

Handmade paper edition of beaten mulberry bark and okra and banana stem. (2014) 

Working with modern dance choreographer Amy Dowling and costumer Susan Brown-Strauss, the handmade paper edition was used as costumes and installation elements for outdoor dance performance. Performed as a part of {Re}Happening, on the original site of Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina.

DOGGONE

DOGGONE

Edition for performance: letterpress printing on wax paper. Deluxe edition: letterpress printing on Legion Annigoni paper, with linoleum block prints; blocks carved by artist Suzanne Gray, (2015) 

Letterpress print project and performance at Desert Island Supply Company in Birmingham, Alabama. Concrete poem commemorating defunct Dino's Hot Dogs of Birmingham. Performance used wax paper edition prints to serve hot dogs, followed by poetry reading based on Birmingham food establishments, (Size: 14" x 14") 

DOGGONE

DOGGONE

Edition for performance: letterpress printing on wax paper. Deluxe edition: letterpress printing on Legion Annigoni paper, with linoleum block prints; blocks carved by artist Suzanne Gray, (2015) 

Letterpress print project and performance at Desert Island Supply Company in Birmingham, Alabama. Concrete poem commemorating defunct Dino's Hot Dogs of Birmingham. Performance used wax paper edition prints to serve hot dogs, followed by poetry reading based on Birmingham food establishments, (Size: 14" x 14") 

The Altamaha Delta

The Altamaha Delta

Letterpress printing on Curtis rag paper, with photopolymer illustrations, (2015)

11 ponderings on the Altamaha River of coastal, southern Georgia. 16 pages in an edition of 60. Text based on the history of the area; printed during a residency at Ashantilly Press in Darien, Georgia, in summer 2015. Miniature (Size: 3” x 4.5” x .25”) 

New Echota

New Echota

Letterpress printing with iron handpress (2013)

Jeff Marley's poem, translated by Tom Belt. Printed at New Echota Historic Site (GA) using newly-cast metal Cherokee type from Swamp Press. The nineteenth century bilingual newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, was printed at this site. In the reconstructed print shop, we letterpress printed in Cherokee at this location for the first time in over 170 years, (Size: 14"x12")

Animal Tales

Animal Tales

Community arts project using letterpress printing on Arches text wove paper, with photopolymer plates, edition of two, 68pp (2015)

This book was printed during a series of workshops, by members of the Cherokee and Anglo communities, in Swain and Jackson Counties in North Carolina. The workshops were held 2014-2015 in the towns of Dillsboro and Almond. Two original copies of the book were letterpress printed and hand bound, and additional copies were digitally reproduced. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Size (5.5"x7"x0.25" closed)

Unega nole Gigage (White and Red)

Unega nole Gigage (White and Red)

Letterpress printing on handmade okra stalk paper. (2014)  

“Edition” of 35 panels installed in western North Carolina forest. Outdoor installation remained for 108 days; remnants were then brought back indoors for integration into an artist book. Cherokee performance artist Jeff Marley responded to installations on two different occasions with painting and dance, (Size: 35, 14” x 6” panels installed over approximately 350 square feet)

Unega nole Gigage (White and Red)

Unega nole Gigage (White and Red)

Letterpress printing on handmade okra stalk paper. (2014)  

“Edition” of 35 panels installed in western North Carolina forest. Outdoor installation remained for 108 days; remnants were then brought back indoors for integration into an artist book. Cherokee performance artist Jeff Marley responded to installations on two different occasions with painting and dance, (Size: 35, 14” x 6” panels installed over approximately 350 square feet)