Passage Illuminated

Dianne Longley – Title of Book: A Passage Illuminated
Medium: 18 pages, artist book with 8 etchings printed in dark blue, and 10 relief-printed text pages printed in dark purple, onto Japanese Hodomura paper, Japanese book binding, with blue Japanese paper book covers and gold screenprinted lettering. Endpapers screenprinted with studio logo pattern and dusted iwth gold mica powder.
Size: book 20.5 x 26 x 5cm
Edition of 40 : signed and numbered, 1992
Brief Description: A Passage Illuminated unfolds in rhyming couplets, the parable of an un named girl who falls into the underworld of existence. The accompanying images suggest an existential computer game where self-actualistion is the end prize. The central character moves through the various scenes encountering totmeic animals, along with archetypes such as the Trickster and the Samlet, (two symbolic figures that appear in many of books and prints).

View works from the book in the slideshow below.