Last Night - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Kelly Finnerty

Last Night - from the Voices and Visions Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Kelly Finnerty

Last Night - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

Kelly Finnerty

Title

Last Night - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

 
Artist
Year
1983  
Technique
color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
10 5/8 x 14" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
III/XXV 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Arches Cover wove 
State
published 
Publisher
The Fort Mason Printmakers under the direction of Eleanor Rappe 
Inventory ID
23086 
Price
$200.00 
Description

From the portfolio of 22 etchings by 22 artists, titled "Voice and Visions: A Book of Poems and Etchings." Printed by the Fort Mason Printmakers in San Francisco under the direction of Eleanor Rappe, each work was inspired by a poem of the artist's choice, corresponding to their assigned category: Part I, Of Love and Loss; Part II, Upon the Earth; Part III, Under the Heavens; Part IV, Journeys of the Mind; and Part V, Metamorphoses.

This print is from the first category: Of Love and Loss. Its corresponding poem was "Love Letter" by Grace Grafton:

Last night the moon was still new / in a fresh sky / a star tailing its curve / I'm out for the Big time / the whole hog / ears tail and bacon / the one apricot near the top of the tree / firmly pressing its little girl buttocks together / my finger traces the line of meet / This is a love letter / Sky in my chest, my / Skull like a room with / blue air brightening the bone.