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Letterpress printed unbound book enclosed in a clamshell box. 10.5 x 9.5 inches. 45 pages. Edition of 30 with five unbound, individual prints for sale
Winter Counts were historic calendars used by the Plains Indians to record time pictographically. This book is an artist’s interpretation of the Sioux tradition to record a personal history using hand-stitched embroidery and letterpress printing.
The embroideries were printed from hand-processed photopolymer plates on a Vandercook Universal III by Inge Bruggeman at Textura Letterpress Printing. By scanning the pieces of fabric, a unique translation of each embroidery was made into print form. Each image is printed in an edition of thirty copies on Fabriano Rosaspina and each image is printed in a different color, matching the thread in the original sewn imagery.Artist Moe Snyder handmade an edition of twenty-five clam shell portfolio boxes to house the forty-one images and five text pages that make up this print portfolio project. The text pages include title page, artist’s statement, two commentary pages for image titles and stitch identification, and a colophon with quotes relevant to the winter count tradition.
All images and text copyright the artist. All rights reserved.