The Needle Sings to the Book
By Poem by Lois Marie Harrod
San Francisco, California: The Gravel Press, 2011. Edition of 15.
6.625 x 6.75 x 1.25"; double-sided accordion structure with 6 panels.
Cloth-covered boards with paper-hinged panels. Laid in three panel
cloth-covered wraparound with magnetic closure. Letterpress (for the poem) and digital printing (for the images of antique needlework).
Mario Laplante, Colophon: "On March 5, 2007 a car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, killing thirty people and injuring more than one hundred. This mixed Shia-Sunni neighborhood has for centuries been the center of a thriving intellectual and literary community in Iraq.
"The Needle Sings to the Book is my contribution to a project undertaken by book artists worldwide to literally and symbolically create a new collection of books. Special thanks to Lois Marie Harrod for writing a poem that cherishes the first steps in my creation of this book, discovering and assembling squares of antique needlework."