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Istoriato / Mare Blocker Istoriato / Mare Blocker

Istoriato / Mare Blocker

Boxed sets

clamshell box: 6 x 28 x 28 cm; book: 10 leaves; 26 diameter
Mare Blocker
Sally R. Bishop Fellowship Program
Number 19 in an Edition of 50, signed by the artist. Iris cloth-covered, printed clamshell box that contains a round, iris cloth-covered, case bound concertina book; printed front cover. Book presents multiple color linoleum block illustrations, inspired by Greek and Roman mythology; the last page of the book represents Sally R.Bishop. Type printed on Magnani Pesciaset. This work also also includes a unique plate glazed in the style of Maiolica pottery. CBA copy contains a plate entitled, "Harpie". "The invention of the printing press changed the design of maiolica pottery. Istoriato, story painting, began when potters started to copy prints of masterworks. I have always been interested in the influence of scientific innovation over art, and how a seemingly unrelated advance in one craft can change everything in another."--[artist's statement], recto of last page.