of the Body Transparent
Illustrations by Doug Biden
Text by Roy Harper
North Vancouver, British Columbia: Capilano College Printmaking Institute, 1997. Edition of 14.
18 x 22" closed , opens to 16 feet; 8 pages. Accordion fold. Etchings and aquatints by Biden. Text by Roy Harper. Printed on Arches 88 paper in 44 colors from 32 plates. Letterpress text in Bembo Roman and Italic. Housed in an aluminum case.
Thirty-two etchings, depicting the human anatomical interior, that were developed and printed by Biden to parallel the verse of English poet and songwriter Roy Harper. This work explores the relationship between our physical and spiritual selves, experiences and nature, mortality and transcendence. A large scale contemporary artist's book and beautifully rendered bookwork that invites reflection.