Text and decorated paste paper
by Carol J.Blinn. 2003.
In June 2003, Smith College in
Northampton, Massachusetts, hosted the Thirteenth Annual Conference
on Virginia Woolf, entitled ³Woolf in the Real World. This
grand gathering celebrated Woolf's life and work with scholarlypapers,
film screenings and an extraordinary show displaying the richholdings
in the Mortimer Rare Book Room of all its Woolf material.
Warwick Press was invited along
with seven other book artists to show itswares. I was hard-pressed
to create a piece that not only had some relevance to Virginia Woolf
yet was also reflective of my own work as well. This broadside¹s
text has been letterpress printed on to decorated paste paper sheets.
The patterns and colors of the papers vary greatly, but the making
of each one follows a great tradition of wanting to present colorful
and eye-catching papers that spark a response in those who hold
it in theirhands; the same response Leonard and Virginia Woolf hoped
for when people
saw their work.
9 by 12 inches; letterpress printed
onto decorated paste paper; the
typeface is Joannna and the paper is Mohawk Vellum. Made in a wide
variety of colors and patterns.
39 copies; signed by Carol.