Charlotte Murray
~ Washington

 
   

Women bookworks
Collaborations with John Hastings

 
   
Dead Tree Scrolls
By Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2010. Second Edition of 10.

7.5 x 5.25"; 56 pages. Images captured using three digital cameras, a Nikon Coolpix 5700, a Nikon D70, and a Nikon D80. Printed with Epson Photo Stylus R2880 printer with UltraChrome K3 pigment inks on Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte. Papyrus font. Coil binding with green see through cover and lightweight cardboard back.

Colophon: "The Dead Tree Scrolls first edition was created in 2005. This second edition was inspired by my fried Mary Hale, who expressed interest in having a copy (of the first edition). OOPS, equipment and software have changed so much, a reworking was required. Since I can't keep my camera from seeking out dead tree images, the past five years have added many images to my collection. About 17 new images have been added in this edition. "
$100 (Last Copy)

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Another Time Another Place
By Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2009. Edition of 25.

8.125 x 6 x 1"; 42 unnumbered pages. Printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Matte paper, with an Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer with pigment inks. The covers are Light Impression Westminster 100% Rag Board. Hand sewn exposed binding.

Charlotte Murray, colophon: "This book contains a small sample of the many images I have captured during my travels and adventures."

Thirty-five sepia images from Murray's oeuvre.
$500 (Last Copy)


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Once
By Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2009. Edition of 25.

6.25 x 5"; 16 unnumbered pages. Images printed on Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster with an Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer with pigment based inks for maximum permanence. Book block constructed with Canson Mi-Teintes paper. The covers are 2-ply acid-free board, wrapped with Canson Mi-Teintes paper. Embossing by Murray.

Eight photographs that incorporate in various way the Blue Moon - signs, objects, diagrams, even moons.
$100 (Last Copy)

 


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The Handwriting on the Wall
By Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2009. Edition of 25.

5.25 x 4"; 16 unnumbered pages. Accordion structure. Preparation of the images and design of the book was done in Adobe Lightroom2, Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe In Design CS4. Printed on Epson Enhanced Matte paper. Printed using an Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer with pigment inks. Bound in 2-ply Westminster board wrapped with paper.

From petroglyphs to advertising and graffiti.
$90 (Last two copies)


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Collaborations with her partner, John Hastings
   

UMBRA
me and my shadow

By John R. Hastings and Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: John R. Hastings / Charlotte Murray, 2011. Edition of 25.

5 x 4"; 24 pages. Created in Adobe InDesign CS4. Printed on an Epson Stylus Photo 2880 printer. Printed with ultrachrome pigment inks on Epson Premium Presentation paper matte double sided. Coptic bound. Photography by Hastings and Murray.

The poem is by John; the book design by Charlotte; the images by both.

Shadow images of the couple on their travels accompanied by verses of the poem.

We stand, hand in hand
We dance upon the sand
Often, we're not sure
Just where we'll land. ...

$50 (Last two copies)


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Documenting the women in her family
   

The American Woman Stamp Collection
By Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2009. Edition of 25.

2.5 x 2.5"; 32 unnumbered pages. Miniature. Created in Adobe In Design. Printed on Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer with pigment inks. Printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Matte Paper. Exposed sewn binding. Housed in lightweight paper letter fold case.

The women of the artist's family - from her granddaughter to her granddaughter's father's father's father's mother - presented on images of commemorative stamps.
$175 (Last Copy)

 

 


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Carousel
By Charlotte Murray and John Hastings
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2011. Edition of 10.

6.75 x 4.5"; 14 pages.Images and book design done in Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS4, and Adobe InDesign CS4. Printed on Epson Ultra premium paper matte by an Epson Photo R2880 printer. Spiral bound.

Collaborative work by Charlotte Murray and her partner, John Hastings. Murray is the photographer and Hastings the poet.

John Hastings: "When Charlotte and I travel, there are always certain subjects that we seek out to visit and photograph. One of these is antique carousels. For me, they are reminders of the color and commotion of childhood. I enjoy watching the interactions of parents with their children. I never see straightforward happiness without also seeing the subtext of uncertainty and fear that is the constant to and fro of life. Charlotte loves the artistry of the carousel animals and the knowledge that she is seeing handmade creations.

"After Charlotte sorted through her dozens of photographs and selected those that she wanted to use for the book, she showed them to me and asked if I would write a poem to accompany them. When I handed her the poem, she said she nearly cried when she read it. It is, I think, one of our two or three best collaborations."

$50 (SOLD)

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Dear Mom
By Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2009. Second Edition of 25.

7 x 5.5"; 22 pages. Printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte paper. Printed by an Epson Stylus Photo R28880 printer with pigment inks. Sewn binding.

This Second Edition is not only larger in format than the First Edition but has a sewn (as opposed to a coil) binding.

Colophon: "This piece was originally created as a wall installation for the show Women in Media Arts at Pacific Lutheran University in 1998. After it was created, it cried out to me constantly to make it into a book.

"There was a first edition ten copies, coil bound (now sold out), created in 2005. ...

"The images are from our family records. The text was written by Ollie Streubel, Verna Marroy, Lori Apana, and myself."


Charlotte Murray: "Content – family images, letters from daughters (me, my 2 sisters, and the daughter of my deceased sister) to deceased Moms, assuming one more chance to communicate."
$140 (SOLD)

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Dear Mom
By Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2008. Edition of 10.

7 x 5.5"; 22 pages. Printed on an Epson Stylus Photo 2200 printer using pigment inks. Covers are 2-ply museum board; internal pages are Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte. Coil Bound.

Colophon: "This piece was originally created as a wall installation for the show 'Women in Media Arts' at Pacific Lutheran University in 1998. Since it was created, it has been constantly crying out to me to make it into a book. The images are from our family records. The text was written by Ollie Streubel, Verna Marroy, Lori Apana, and myself...."

Charlotte Murray: "Content — family images, letters from daughters (me, my 2 sisters, and the daughter of my deceased sister) to deceased Moms, assuming one more chance to communicate."
(SOLD)


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A Key Thought
By Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2009. Edition of 25.

5.25 x 4"; 8 unnumbered pages. Accordion structure. Preparation of the images and design of the book was done in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe In Design CS4. Printed on Epson Enhanced Matte paper with an Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer with pigment inks. Bound in 2-ply Westminster board wrapped with Fabriano Ingres paper.

Images of keys - house, typewriter, piano - interspersed with a poem about finding the key to fulfillment.

Many years ago it seemed to me
My life was written in a minor key
And played and danced and sung
By others more than me. ...

$85 (SOLD)


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Partly Cloudy
Poem by John Hastings
Images by Charlotte Murray
Everett, Washington: Charlotte Murray, 2013. Edition of 25.

10 x 6"; 28 pages. Images were prepared in Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop CS4. Design was accomplished with Adobe InDesign CS4. Printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte with an Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer with Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks. Spiral bound. Signed by Hastings and Murray.

John Hastings and Charlotte Murray travel around the Western United States - Charlotte taking photos, John storing word images. Once Charlotte pulls together the images from the trip that she particularly likes, John writes a story or poem.

Partly Cloudy pairs Charlotte's photographs of clouds and landscapes (many from National Parks and Monuments from the US West) with John's poem "Partly Cloudy," which begins "When I was young I liked to lie / Beneath a partly cloudy sky / Imagining, if I could fly on the back / Of Pegasus. ..."
$50 (SOLD)

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