Mending Before Ending

Dianne Longley – Title of Book: Mending before Ending
Medium: 4 prints, concertina artist book with etchings printed onto Velin Cuve BFK Rives 300gsm paper, hand-stitching, with cream silk slipcase
Size: silk folio 32 x 19.5 x 5cm, prints 29.5 x 16.5cm
Edition of 8 : signed and numbered, 1984
Brief Description: Mending before Ending is a meditation on the fraglity of being. the silk cover alludes to the delicacy of its contents. Containing no text, the stitched hand-printed etchings reflect on the idea of change and on the desire to sustain the past by repairing rather than simply giving way to the new.

View works from the book in the slideshow below.