The Fountain of Tears, 2003

Artist’s Book. The title of this book comes from the Arabic name for the spring in a village outside Granada where Lorca was shot in 1936. He was buried somewhere in the olive groves in the hills nearby. Two predominant themes of love and death run through Lorca’s work, which often uses a form close to a song, with a haunting refrain; this apparent lightness of touch conceals a sense of barely constrained chaos. By layering the images, Rees Roberts has tried to convey the ambiguity and complexity of Lorca’s work, and his use of repeated images suggest Lorca’s subtly shifting refrains.

Digital Artist’s Book printed in an edition of 100 + 10 artist’s proofs, 2 printer’s proofs and 2 archive proofs. Printed on Somerset Velvet Enhanced 255gsm with printed collage on hand-made paper. 20 pages including a 4-page pull-out. Page size: 29.7cm x 21.2cm (11 3/4” x 8 3/8”). Linen binding. Published: Pratt Contemporary Art, 2003.