Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry. Béatrice Coron, book artist, poem Mick Stern.
Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry
Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry
Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry
Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry
Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry
Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry
Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry
Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry

Peeling an Onion Can Make You Cry

New York: Béatrice Coron, 2013. Paperback. Number 6 of 6 copies. This is an inventive book that renowned book artist Béatrice Coron did with her frequent collaborator, the poet Mick Stern. In his poem, Stern asked an onion, "Who am I?" The onion replies by instructing the seeker to look inside of the inside; peel away name and address; peel off family, country, religion; remove language, gender, and race; teling the seeker that he is left as a tear that dried on his mother's cheek as she chopped an onion. Coron's illustrates the poem by cutting an onion shape on each page that gets smaller as the pages are turned. The shape on the last page is the mother's tear. 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]. Hand-cut on textured white Fabriano paper. Housed in a yellow paper sleeve with a cut-out revealing the onion shapes of the book's pages. In fine condition. Size: 6 x 7 inches. Unpaginated [13 pages printed on verso only]. ARTB/081921. Fine.

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Price: $640.00

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