New York: The Grenfell Press, 2016/2021. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Fall is The poet and artist, Sarah Plimpton, uses the verbal and visual imagery of flocks of swallows migrating south in the fall to conjure up the human condition. These migratory songbirds are small – with long pointed wings, and long tail streamers - and Plimpton suggests their form in strong lines and the occasional grouping of many tiny circles moving forward. The bright colors and stark forms on the black paper had an immediacy that inspired me to create a simple complimentary design using black leather and the flash of green inlays in varying depths, conveying a sense of swift motion." [artist statement]
Juried into the Guild of Book Workers Triannual Traveling Exhibition 2021 – 2022.
"The author uses the verbal and visual imagery of flocks of swallows migrating south in the fall. These migratory songbirds are small - with long, pointed wings, dark glossy-blue backs, red throats, pale underparts and long tail streamers. The author/artist suggests their form with strong lines and the occasional grouping of many tiny circles moving forward. Each page conveys a sense of swift motion. The author ends her verse with, "I said nothing / a sharp day of cold / on an empty sky" and the reader is left to consider the bleak season coming on. Once again, Sarah Plimpton employs nature, here fall migration, to conjure up the human condition. The use of silkscreens is particularly well done. The bright colors and stark forms on the black paper have an immediacy that almost makes the reader shiver. A wonderfully strong and moving book - perfectly executed - and a pleasure to view." [referring to the orginal work]. Fine in Fine Drop-Spine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred; housed in matching drop spine archival box. Binding sewn on five cords and laced on, covered in black Chieftain goat leather. Pastel and acrylic painted edge-to-edge paper doublures and fly leaves saturated with black gesso with green pastel marks made by binder. Japanese silk embroidered endbands. Hand-dyed and embossed kangaroo leather inlays and one onlay. Blind tooled and painted title on the recto. Natural edges. 4to. np. Illus. (colored plates). Numbered limited edition of 12, this being 7. Signed by Poet/Artist and Binder. Item #11399