A Rainbow and a Cuckoo - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Joyce Dana Weil

A Rainbow and a Cuckoo - from the Voices and Visions Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Joyce Dana Weil

A Rainbow and a Cuckoo - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

Joyce Dana Weil

Title

A Rainbow and a Cuckoo - 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
23091 
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 second category: Upon the Earth. Its corresponding poem was "A Great Time" by W.H. Davies:

Sweet chance, that led my steps abroad, / Beyond the town, where wild flowes grow-- / A rainbow and a cuckoo, Lord! / How rich and great the times are now! / Know, all ye sheep / And cows that keep / On staring that I stand so long / In grass that's wet from heavy rain-- / A rainbow and a cuckoo's song / May never come together again; / May never come / This side the tomb.