Sue Huggins Leopard, “THIS PAST WINTER”

Image #1. THIS PAST WINTER, fully opened to 25 feet
Image #2: THIS PAST WINTER, box open,; front cover of book
Image #3: THIS PAST WINTER, open book, detail
Image #4: THIS PAST WINTER, open book detail
Image #5: THIS PAST WINTER, open book showing accordion structure

 

Sue Huggins Leopard
Rochester, New York
leopardstudioeditions.com

THIS PAST WINTER
2015/2016
Accordion structure with white exoskeletal minimal binding. Hand printed in white ink on Kitikata paper using antique wood and metal type. Selectively hand waxed The white plexi “covers” provide support for the sculptural presentation when fully opened. Housed on a Japanese style box with letterpress liners and bone closures created by the artist.
4
47 pages
4 x 10 1/2 inches opening to 25 feet
4x 10 1/2 inches

This past winter was one for the record books here in Western NY. I spent time exploring the collection of 19th century wood type housed in the basement of the Printing and Book Arts Center in Rochester, printing an ongoing record of thoughts as the snow fell relentlessly.

My own grumblings, newspaper articles concerning global warming and a peppering of Shakespeare’s profound complaints were all
printed and then selectively handwaxed to varying degrees of translucence in an ever expanding white on white statement that grew to 25 feet in length as the snow finally melted and Spring became a blessed reality.

Accordian structure, measuring 4 by 10 1/2 inches, opening to 25 feet. Hand printed in white ink on Kitikata paper using antique wood type. Selectively hand waxed. A white plexi cover structure provides support for the sculptural presentation when fully opened. Housed in a white silk Japanese style box created by the artist.
Edition of 4