Verse of Light
Several years ago I had composed a carpet of ornaments intended for another project, and they set on a large galley unused—for some reason I just couldn't tackle the project. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris this November I was inspired to respond. Arranging and rearranging the ornaments, meditating on color, focusing on registration and craft all felt right, something I could accomplish. Malala's words also felt right, honoring so many lives lost in the City of Light. I set her text in a combination of 120 point Huxley Vertical with Bernhard Tango, a choice which also felt right with the Art Nouveau border and surrounding ornaments.
Letterpress printed on cream-colored handmade Japanese Kozo paper, the print measures 12 x 22 inches and includes a deckled edge at the bottom. Limited to an edition of 30 copies, each print is numbered and signed by the artist. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Malala Fund "to enable girls to complete 12 years of safe, quality education so that they can achieve their potential and be positive change-makers in their families and communities."