Marcus Rees Roberts
White Wings of Time Passing : Songs for a man on whom the sun has gone down, 2004
Artist’s Book. The title and subtitle of this book come from Ezra Pound’s Canto 74. In May 1945 Ezra Pound was imprisoned in a cage at a US detention camp outside Pisa; it was whilst he was there that he began his Pisan Cantos. Fragments of text from the Pisan Cantos and Homer’s Odyssey hover over the images of imprisonment and the voyage, the dual themes of this book.
Printed in an edition of 100 + 10 artist’s proofs, 2 printer’s proofs and 2 archive proofs. Inkjet on Somerset Velvet Enhanced 255gsm with printed collage on hand-made papers. 40 pages. Page size: 20.7cm x 20cm (8 1/8″ x 7 7/8″). Full linen case binding.
Published: Pratt Contemporary, 2004