Title: Aeolian Giraffes.
Publication Date: 2011
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Artist's book, one of 25 copies, on various papers, including Bristol Board Masa, Mulberry, Strathmore 400 and Crown Point Synergy, each numbered and signed by the artist / author, Lois Morrison. Page size: 4 x 8 inches, boards 5-1/2 inches wide to accommodate giraffes' necks which protrude beyond page size; 12pp. Bound: by the artist leporello style in accordion fold with boards covered in white book cloth with outline map of Africa in gold gilt, the book housed in fabric case of black cloth with the same gold gilt map of Africa. The text is hand lettered by the artist. The giraffes themselves are printed on interference-splattered frosted plastic. The artist / author has used a Gocco printer for all, and has hand-touched all with Pigma pens, except the landscape which was color copied. She explains in the artist's statement that, "the book is based on a fortunate mis-reading of Temple Grandin's writing about friendships between giraffes, among others, "Aeolian". Aeolus is the god of winds so they must be the most delicately beautiful creatures on the African plains. Re-reading the passage, I realized the word was "Angolan", but by then it was too late; the image had taken hold." The resulting fantasy is this book.The giraffes themselves are collaged in three-dimensional "pens" that all the reader to see several at once, along with the requisite collaged binoculars and cameras necessary for any African photo safari. The necks of the giraffes extend beyond the pages so that all are visible once the front cover is opened, poking majestically out from the folded pages. A wonderfully whimsical book, an homage to an elusive creature. See an Image. Bookseller Inventory # 10504
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