San Francisco, CA: Thomas Ingmire, 2014. Square 16mo. (28)pp. A unique book, part of Ingmire's ongoing series in which he engages with the intersections between poetry, music, and calligraphy. Filipina poet Marjorie Evasco's poem has itself interacted along these lines of sound, form, and word, having been translated into a pop song by the Filipina singer Nityalila and a performance piece by the performing arts guild IPAG. Ingmire's interpretation is simultaneously exact and fluid, his repetitious text following a grayscale palette to embody the echoes of the poem, while his sharp delineations of line and color evoke the folding and re-folding of paper. The saturation of color - mainly black and blue - and the slow outlay of text invite the reader into the meditative consciousness upheld by the practice of origami.
Ink, watercolor, and gilt on paper. Laid in to paper four-flap chemise, with a blue band. Fine. Item #31671