The Artist Book Poems
By John R. Hastings
Everett, Washington: John R. Hastings, 2012. Edition of 25.
8.75 x 11"; 36 pages. Printed on HP Premium Presentation using an Epson stylus Photo 2200 printer with pigment inks. Font is Arial. Spiral bound with black covers of archival museum board. Signed and numbered by the artist.
John R. Hastings, Introduction: "For over twenty years my partner, Charlotte Murray, and I have been creating artist books. Charlotte's speciality is photography while I approach artist books more from the standpoint of a writer. Although we have each created many books individually, it's not surprising that some of our best projects have resulted from our collaborative efforts.
"The biggest drawback to creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition artist books is that very few people have the opportunity to see your work. What I envisioned with this book is the chance to collect some of my favorite poems and pair them with an image or two from their respective artist book. I hope that what appears on these pages will offer a glimpse into our creative processes as well as inspire you to create some books of your own."