The Conversant Sea

THE CONVERSANT SEA: 2006 Fine Binding

Conversant Sea, Spitler Fine Binding 2006

THE CONVERSANT SEA, 2006 fine binding covered in green goatskin leather with pastepaper pages and binding designed and executed by Priscilla Spitler. Leather onlays and gold & foil tooling.

Title page, Conversant SeaTitle Page

Poetry by the late book artist, Paula Hocks, selected from two of her previous hand crafted chapbook editions, Poems from the Lost Ark & The Hotel by the Sea. This unique volume created by the binder as a posthumous collaboration with Paula Hocks, in memory of their 24-year friendship founded on a shared passion for handmade books.

Following are a few of the pages from the book.

Hocks' poem on Spitler paste paper.
Conversant Sea Hocks & Spitler collaboration.
Requiem for Flight 800, Hocks' poem.Page spread, Conversant Sea.
Spitler Pochoir illustration.

Page spread from Conversant Sea.Pochoir & Collage illustration.
Hocks' illustrations, Day of his Death???

Letter to Pompeii, poem by Paula Hocks.

Pastepaper decoration on Arches Text Wove paper, further illustrated with pochoir acrylic motifs by Spitler and collage imagery originally created by Hocks. The text is Papyrus & Zapfino computer generated type, which has been printed on an HP 1500 series printer.

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