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[Hands]

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2014
Perkolator Press

http://www.perkolatorpress.com/

Doubled sided accordion with two pop-up elements. Letterpress printed from handset metal types on Johannot mouldmade paper. Linocuts. Pochoir. Cloth-covered boards with kite tipped on front board.

Amy Pirkle: "Hands features a poem written by my twin sister, Sara Hughes. It was originally titled 'My Twin Sister in the Print Shop,' and is an excerpt from a longer poem. The first line states 'Our hands are matching origami kites.' The poem considers one struggle that all artists face, and especially one that she and I often contemplate: 'the grief, the prayers that any of this matters.' The pop-up kites that represent us, so boldly colorful and prominent at the beginning of the book, begin to grow smaller and fade away as the poem continues."

Title

[Hands]

Creator

Contributor

Publisher

Perkolator Press

Date

2014

Description

http://www.perkolatorpress.com/

Doubled sided accordion with two pop-up elements. Letterpress printed from handset metal types on Johannot mouldmade paper. Linocuts. Pochoir. Cloth-covered boards with kite tipped on front board.

Amy Pirkle: "Hands features a poem written by my twin sister, Sara Hughes. It was originally titled 'My Twin Sister in the Print Shop,' and is an excerpt from a longer poem. The first line states 'Our hands are matching origami kites.' The poem considers one struggle that all artists face, and especially one that she and I often contemplate: 'the grief, the prayers that any of this matters.' The pop-up kites that represent us, so boldly colorful and prominent at the beginning of the book, begin to grow smaller and fade away as the poem continues."

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/hands.jpg

Citation

Pirkle, Amy, “[Hands],” Gallery, accessed September 21, 2021, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1248.