Say Her Name. Robin Price.
Say Her Name.
Say Her Name.
Say Her Name.
Say Her Name.
Say Her Name.
Say Her Name.

Say Her Name.

Middletown, CT: Robin Price, 2020. Price, Robin. Folio. 12pp. Unique. Signed by Price at the colophon; this is the first instance of Price adjusting her signature for her artwork, here changed to encircled initials. A book of cyanotypes on which are printed handwritten lines from Yusef Komunyakaa's poem, "A World of Daughters," which appears in full alongside the colophon at rear. Komunyakaa is an American poet, who received the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His writing focuses largely on the black experience of Southern life before the Civil Rights Movement, as well as his experience as a soldier in the Vietnam War. Here, the white lines of his poem emerge from the cyanotype blues and spotty walnut browns of the dyed blotter sheets as if from underwater. Price's artwork thus interprets the poem as a deep, fluid connection between the self and an ancient motherhood, between where one is now and where one came from. The universality claimed in the book invites a comfortable wandering, so that the reader encounters the text as they see fit, paging back and forth and always finding themselves somewhere both new and known. Bound by Daniel Kelm in Cave Paper walnut, Murillo brown, and kitakata papers. Front and back covers feature cyanotypes selectively painted with walnut dye. Housed in clamshell box by Matthew Lawler Zimmerman, with dark blue Japanese Asahi bookcloth and recessed front cover and spine labels. Featured as part of Price's exhibition "Spirit Compass" at Bromer Gallery in fall 2020. Mint. Item #30306

Price: $7,500.00