Limited edition hardback version of Careless Water
Careless Water was made as an artist's book in 2000 as a response to Gertrude Stein’s poem of the same name. Well received, it was a finalist in both the 25th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award and The Hutchins Art Prize. Only one copy, 31 cm wide by 34 cm high, was created. It featured hand-coloured linocuts and blind embossed text.
Ten years later, with the approach of the centenary of the poem’s first publication (in the anthology Tender Buttons, 1914) I revisited the project. This time, the book was published in an edition limited to 1,000 individually numbered copies. The original artwork is faithfully reproduced on art quality paper in a small, tactile hardback (15.7 x 17.7cm).
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please contact me directly at email@example.com
Copies are also available from Boekie Woekie in Amsterdam or Books Illustrated in Melbourne.
All images © Ilse van Garderen