The Big River
‘Artist Proof’
By Keiko Ishii
San Francisco: Keiko Ishii, 1997. Edition of 5.

6.25 x 4.15" closed, opens to 16"; 16 pages. Double-sided accordion with pop-up windows. Etching, drypoint with relief roll of color, and lithography. Letterpress printed text. Paper covered boards.

An early work by Ishii combining her poetry and images. Completed at the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Keiko Ishii: "My artwork is an exploration of my own journey as an image-maker, journal-keeper, and as a 'stranger in paradise,' in my case America. Each time I move or visit a new place, my eye level stays the same but my perception shifts. ... I am aware of feeling both grounded and ungrounded in new environments."

... The Big River that I flood with my tears / delivers my delight miles away.

$115 (Edition copy)