Marcus Rees Roberts
Ash to Dark Water, 2005.
Triple section accordion-fold artist’s book presented in a wooden box with engraved lid. Edition of 25. Inkjet, drypoint, acrylic, chalk and crayon on Hahnemühle ‘Bugra’ 140gsm and acid free tissue, laid on Khadi handmade cotton rag 480gsm. Box: 49.2 x 35.7 x 6.5 cm (191/4” x 133/4” x 23/8”).
This Artist’s Book has developed from ‘The White Wings of Time Passing’. The starting point was Book X1 of The Odyssey which begins Pound’s Cantos, with its haunting imagery of the sea journey to The Underworld, and its question, “how art thou come to this dark coast?”