Sardines a l'Huile. Béatrice Coron, book artist, poem Georges Fourest.
Sardines a l'Huile
Sardines a l'Huile
Sardines a l'Huile

Sardines a l'Huile

New York: Béatrice Coron, 2001. One of 12 copies. In this lovely book Béatrice Coron illustrates and decorates this poignant poem, "Sardines a l'Huile" (Sardines in Oil) by Georges Fourest. Fourest (1864-1945) was a well-known French writer and poet. His poem describes the sad fate of sardines in their oil filled tins and imagines them freed after death to ascend to a paradise for fish where they may swim and pray for us. Coron combines her papercutting artistry with handmade papers for this book. Ink jet printed. In a cloth covered binding with a cut-out to front cover to display the title. The rear pastedown has a surprising color diorama of fish swimming in the sea. A silver string with a tiny metal fish attaches the text pages to the binding. In fine condition. Measures 5 x 6 inches.

Coron describes her book work: "For the last 20 years, I have been exploring visual storytelling in artist books, paper cutting and public art. Collecting memories from individuals and communities, I stage narrative allegories in silhouette to create a dialogue with the viewer in playful fantasies. These visual chronicles record archetypal stories that transcend time and space. I have been fascinated by the relation of people to their space and the sense of belonging. Using papercutting where everything is cut from a single piece of Tyvek, the profusion of individual stories makes a coherent whole world." [From her website]. ARTB/081921.
Fine.

Item #35278

Price: $700.00