By Diane Dawber
North Bay, Canada: Transformer Press, 2007. Edition of 10.
7 x 10"; 12 pages. Bound in stiff covers of marbled paper (by Luci Lapierre). Accordion structure with pop-ups. Printed on an Epson Stylus Photo RX 600 printer on Eco-Source Eco-21 cardstock (hemp, flax and cotton). Pop-ups mounted on St. Armand cotton rag paper. Font: Garage Shock. Laid in suede wrap with pins and needles sticking out. Ribbon closure attached to suede with pins.
The subject is pain. Excerpts from Diane Dawber's Lifting the Bull: Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Environmental Illness offer first-person accounts of extreme pain. The pop-ups – jagged white on black – offer a visual metaphor. The pins/needles in the wraparound offer reader participation.
$750 (Last 2 copies)