Visions

Visions

7” x 5”, 15 pages, Edition size 15.
Printed on the HP Indigo 5500 on Mohawk Superfine 80# cover by Acme Bookbinding. Lucinda Handwriting font text.
Case binding of Asahi fabric over boards with gold spine. Title and author gold-foil stamped using Mistral font on gold oriental paper. Endsheets of mustard gold Lokta paper. Housed in gold organza bag with gold drawstring ties.

Using Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Kahn or A Vision in a Dream, A Fragment”, composed in 1797 after an opium induced dream, this book incorporates images from three related bodies of work. The vision shown is of a savage place, with holy and enchanted caverns, walls, towers and a sacred river where “The shadow of the dome of pleasure floated midway on the waves”. These haunting images of submerged architectural passageways, lit from within, reflect the branches of trees and illuminate floating leaves and flowers. A beautiful destruction.

Of the book Priscilla Juvelis says, “The book is often dark – but shot with streaks of light, mysterious and romantic enough for even Kubla Kahn. “It can be ordered from Priscilla Juvelis Books for $500.