Language of Her Body

8 x 18 inches; 17 pages; edition of 60 [2003]

Conceived as a visual lyric composed independently by Derek Dudek and Keiji Shinohara—two artists of very different media—Language of Her Body explores the photographic nude female figure, re-interpreted through a landscape of sumi-e (Japanese brush painting). A desire to suggest alternate readings of the visual led to a third element that expands the meaning of the book: fragments of text, by author Amy Bloom, are typographically embedded into the images. Even though the page width is approximately the length of your arm, a feeling of intimacy is retained by its diminutive height.

Tosa hanga paper, with all media directly printed or painted onto the sheets. Bound by Claudia Cohen in a modified concertina, wrapped with a Japanese-style enclosure of silk cloth. Signed by Dudek, Shinohara, Bloom, and Price. Out of print.




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