Little Drop of Shadow
By Lisa Olson
Belmont, Massachusetts: 2007. Edition of 10.
5.5 x 5.5"; 9 pages. In 5.75 x 5.75" paper case. Letterpress text and linocut on Somerset paper. Accordion structure glued into wrapped cover. - See more at: http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/p/parula-press.html#little
Text: "Dear reader, remember: a small bird casts a small shadow, a feather looks solid but it is not, trace of snail, swoop of swallow, all shimmers - now lovely, now gone. Dear reader, remember: soft secrets hide in every hour."
Lisa Olson: "In this ode to transience and absence, I hoped to create a small book that became a fleeting moment itself when read. I use the pacing inherent to a book's form and the relative emptiness of the pages to slow the reader down and create a thick fluidity to the short text."
$75 (Last two copies)