Limited edition of 80
The pages of Small Lives are long, spilling over the cradle of two hands. Every page in the book is a unique print, and they have been treated as such. They are not punctured with binding thread but may be easily released and withdrawn as individual sheets, perfect for framing.
The hand-printed nature of Small Lives may be reminiscent of older methods of book-making, but the book itself celebrates the marriage of these methods with new ideas and designs. As the pieces in Small Lives imply, childhood ends, environments change, the past flutters away. Traces of nostalgia may be found in the writing and illustrations of this book, but they are traces of things worth keeping and carrying on into the future. While we can no longer inhabit the past, it gives us a tremendous springboard to leap from.
This book is in the collection of The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) at NCAD, Dublin.
Featured in the Impressions Book Art Exhibition 2016, Galway.
Edition of 80
Single page size: 25 x 17.6 cm
Spread page size (French fold): 50 x 17.6 cm
Body: Sirio White 170 gsm
Cover: B Flute
Three-colour cover designed by Helene Pertl
Price: OUT OF STOCK
Jean Tuomey: The Mill Wheel
Peter Donnelly: Homestead
Martin Keaveney: The Rainy Day
Mice Hell: Donkeyhead
Sue Rainsford: August
Annemarie Ní Churreáin: End of Girlhood
Sarah Usher: Pack
Lani O’Hanlon: Wing
Dave Rudden: Hollow
Shane Larkin: Untitled
Fuchsia Macaree: Whelan's
Katie Sheehan: Attic Song
Geraldine Mitchell: Le Jardinier Vallier
Dave Comiskey: OMG
Anna Canby-Monk: To Ithaca, with love