Cho - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Kumiko Tanaka

Cho - from the Voices and Visions Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio by Kumiko Tanaka

Cho - from the "Voices and Visions" Fort Mason Printmakers portfolio

Kumiko Tanaka

Title

Cho - 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
23098 
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 fourth category: Journeys of the Mind. Its corresponding poem was "Invaluable Chieko" by Kotaro Takamura:

Chieko sees what one cannot see, / hears what one cannot hear. / Chieko goes where one cannot go, / does what one cannot do. / Chieko has cast off the weight of suffering, / has strayed out to the endless, desolate zone of beauty. / I persistently hear her call to me, but / Chieko no longer has a ticket to the human world.