PreScribe

In this portfolio, images are printed on pages from a prescription ledger kept by a pharmacy in the late 1800’s and housed in a black paper over boards box lined with red handmade paper. The imagery is taken from work that was produced during an Artist-in-Residency at Harvard’s Countway Library, one of the world’s leading collections of medical history. Photographs of their anatomical specimens, medical artifacts, rare books and manuscripts are incorporated.

The processes include prints onto the ledger pages using Pronto, Toray and Solar intaglio and planographic plates and Gocco screens. The title page, introduction and colophon are letterpress printed on Rives BFK tan. The font used for the title is “Ambulance Shotgun” by Guillaume Seguin. Completed at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, Florida.
11.5″ x 17.25” in box 12” x 18”
9 pages + title/ intro, colophon
Edition of 10