Collaboration with Holly Wren Spaulding. This 4"x6" handbound, one page fold out book contains a cento, which is a fourth century poetic form involving collaged text. Type is hand cast on a Ludlow. Printed on cotton paper using a Vandercook SP20 at Big Wheel Press in Easthampton, MA. Design, printing and binding by Lisa Hersey. Edition of 55 with three artist proofs.
50% of profits from this will be going directly to my friend Frankie Lomen. I met Frankie back in college, where we never spoke a word... but I always thought she was so cool. After we both graduated I found out she was raising money to go back to school in Phoenix to learn motorcycle repair. I was so inspired by her for traveling across the country (she was living in Maine with her husband and pets) to go learn such a male dominant trade! I put some of my prints up to help support her fund. In a horrible twist of events, a few months ago Frankie found out that she has a brain tumor, and has been going through surgeries and chemo even since. I have been following her journey from a far on social media, and it is such a roller coaster of emotions. Through it all Frankie still posts encouraging messages and updates, her persistence inspires me daily, and so I am giving back what I can! Buy some prints to help support Frankie! Her medical bills, rent, travel costs, increased insurance and general life monthly bills don't just stop coming because you get sick!