Monday, 21 September 2009
At the moment I am editioning Sleep Walking Through Trees to complete the remaining copies. I stopped printing about a third of the way through to finish the Blake project with José. I have a love/hate relationship with editioning, but despite all the arguments in my head about 'limited editions' I still love the small unexpected perfections and meditations that take place and inform ideas for new books when such a long sequence is repeated over and over.
Each double page takes about three hours to ink up and print, going through the press either two or three times to create the layers of colour.
Sleep Walking Through Trees has had a long and complicated evolution. Above is the Arbre mon ami image in its earliest form exhibited at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire.