If not now, when?
By Fruma Shrensel
Seattle, Washington: Twilight Press, 2014. Edition of 100.
7" x 7" single page opening. Title on front cover in Hebrew and English. Colophon printed on back board. Interior board with layered successive 'reveals' of smaller openings: 3.5 x 3.5", 2.5 x 2.5", 1.5 x 1.5". Each flap hinged on a different side, lifting to reveal a painted image. Letterpress printed on Stonehenge paper. Stenciled with acrylic paint and marked with graphite. 2" green paper band closure. Signed and numbered by the artist on the colophon.
Twilight Press: "If not now, when? Attributed to Hillel the Elder, first century BCE. Excerpted from Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers), a compilation of ethical and moral teachings from the Mishnah, Jewish oral tradition put into writing by Rabbi Yehudah haNasi, during the end of the second and beginning of the third century CE. Created by Fruma Shrensel, to affirm her commitment to this principle, however slow its implementation."