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End of April
Ed. 25, 8-page; Miniature Book 2 1/2" x 2", 2007
Letterpress printed on handmade Cave papers; Inside handblown glass egg with robin's egg blue glass and gold leaf; Set inside a custom box of holly & cherry woods; Special Deluxe Edition for release early Summer 2007

Under a cherry tree
I found a robin’s egg,
broken, but not shattered.I had been thinking of you,
and was kneeling in the grass
among fallen blossomswhen I saw it . .
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Noted poet Phillis Levin’s delicate lament is brought to life by artist Mindy Belloff. The viewer is lured by a custom 4 1/4" cube crafted of fine holly & cherry woods. Upon opening the box, a precious book is found nested inside an elegantly hand blown glass egg which rests comfortably in one’s hand. The miniature book with poem is letterpress printed on handmade papers and opens to reveal the beauty and heartache of lost love.



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W2LZX
Ed. 30; 7 1/4 " x 5" - In Progress, for Summer 2007
Fine Letterpress Edition: Images digitally printed; Text letterpress printed; Metal covers; Coptic binding

A memorial tribute, the call letters W-2-L-Z-X belonged to the artist's Uncle, a ham radio operator for over 60 years. He was a radio operator aboard a B-17 bomber in WWII and a pioneer in early communications. "W2LZX" is composed of nostalgic photographs and collaged QSL cards logged by ham radio operators, with personal and historic text. From Morse Code transmissions to computer electronics, hams have made significant contributions to international and mass communications. The stories of W2LZX and others like him resonate culturally, historically, and personally.


  

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The Cliffs of Mistake
Ed. 50, 6 1/2" x 5"; 2006
Images from original watercolor paintings; Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates; Text set in Bembo Italic on Johannot papers with Bugra wrappers & handmade St. Armand cover pages; Poet, Molly Peacock, c. 2005.

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"To know you're making a mistake as
you make it, yet not be able to stop . . ."

Molly Peacock, Poet and creative nonfiction writer, author of five books of poetry; recent Poet-in-Residence of the American Poets Corner; former President of the Poetry Society of America; web:www.mollypeacock.org


     
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The Mountain of NO
Ed. 40, 18" x 14"; 2006
Letterpress printed4-color

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"Climbing the Mountain of NO
who knows why I cling each time
suspended on the precipice of NO
seeking to penetrate NO, lamenting No,
scrambling on the bungee below

Time is stilled on the summit of NO
surveying again, my head hunched low
no pulleys to cushion the absence, the dare
Ironic in second sight,
remembering that ominous flight . . . ."


      
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A Satyr Against Marriage
Ed. 100, 10" x 8"; 2006
Letterpress printed from original digital design, 2-color; Text from an anonymous author, book entitled "A Satyr Against Marriage," printed in London in 1700, from the collection of the New York Public Library.

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"O friend, continue in your rural air, Nor tempt our sultry town,
nor sullen fair, . Live happy in a quiet single life,
Hunt foxes, wolves, but shun the Marriage Strifes.
. . . Conjur'd to one, a double helpless thing,
By the strange Circle of a Wedding Ring."



 
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The Lovers Discourse Can Only Be Horizontal after Roland Barthes
Deborah Landau, Poet
Ed. 80, 8" x 10"; 2006
Letterpress printed, 2-color

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"I was ruminating in a January of park
mild and bare branched
gray entourage of buildings
and the skyline how I like it
pressing up against my neck

your tongue in my mouth was the main thing
as we reclined on the hillside
and the taxi cabs drifted down . . .


 

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Chapter XXOO
Ed. 20, 15-page Accordion Fold
10" x 5" each page; c. 2004

Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates; Asahi white covers

A tongue-in-cheek poem commenting on the artist's experience of dating and gender relations.



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Broken Ground
Ed. 30, 9-page Accordion Fold; 12 1/2" x 9 1/2" each page; 1992/2003; Images from original watercolor, gouache, ink, and pigment paintings; Digitally printed with archival pigmented inks on acid-free Somerset Velvet papers; covers on Asahi white book cloth; Inside a unique white fabric and red silk covering.

Broken Ground is an eruption of spontaneous writing interwoven throughout bold painting. Nine diary entries meditate on lost loves, youthful desire, and a struggle for self-knowledge. The shifting moods of the Aftist's prose, embedded in paintings composed of ink blots, splotches of color, and a maze of personal iconography, draws the viewer into a world at once unique and universal, in this evocative quest for emotional growth and insight.




Journey
Unique Glass Sculptural Book; 2003
6-pages, each panel 6" x 4"
Etched glass;
Sterling silver binding 


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Ten Reflections on Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies
Ed. 40, 10" x 7", c. 1997/2002
Images from original gouache, ink, and pigment paintings
Digitally printed with archival pigmented inks on textured rag paper with handpainting; Leather spine; Indian paper covers with handpainting; Flat adhesive binding by Judith Ivry; Text translation by David Oswald

The vivid language of Rilke's Duino Elegies is uniquely revealed in the bold, elegant paintings of book artist Mindy Belloff. After reading the Elegies for many years, the artist meditated on one a month. Ten Reflections emerged from a visualization of the poet's words, which are interwoven throughout. Rilke's expressions of despair, love, fear, and solitude begins, "Who, if I cried out would hear me then..."



Wish
Unique Glass Book; 6" x 4"; c. 2003
Etched glass covers; Paper pages with sewn coptic binding



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Caught inside a dream unfolding
Edition 18, 18-page; 7 1/2"x 11 1/2"; c. 1999
Text: Photopolymer plates typeset in Univers
Images: Letterpress printed engraving plates & linoleum cut blocks with hand painting. Paper: Stonehenge & Thai. Bound in gold book cloth inside a deep ochre slip cover.
Poem, images and binding by the artist

Through poetry and images, Caught weaves the story of the artist, her Mother, and the mythical Gorgon, representing the cancer that took her Mother's life. The edition communicates a powerful struggle both psychological and physical, involving intense feelings and intimate memories, past pain, present healing, and future hope.       . . . wishes, dreams, transformations . . .



    
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The Distant Light of Paris
Edition 12, 7 3/4" x 6", c. 2000
Accordion Book: Eight photo transfers from original gouache and watercolor paintings;
Beautifully printed on Rives BFK; Title page letterpress printed; Inside blue clam shell box

The Distant Light of Paris was created from original watercolors, while the artist was in Paris. The images emerged as internal landscapes and reflected the light of the City.



 
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The Blue Ridge: Seven Meditations
Edition 5, 19" x 14"; c. 1998/9
Seven monoprints on handmade paper housed in cobalt blue clam shell portfolio; Title page letterpress printed

The Blue Ridge - Seven Meditations is a book of monoprints created in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. They reflect the country and record seven days of emotional states, as I shed the stresses of the City and merged with the ebbs and flows of nature.



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Another Day
Edition 15, 3 3/4" x 3 3/4", c. 1999
Images: Linocut and letterpress printed
Text: by Joel Gold; set on photopolymer plates

Another Day is a letterpress printed edition of text with linocut. Incorporating the words of poet Joel Gold, this small book speaks to the details and hardships of daily life, as we wake up, fight our fears, and have an opportunity to begin again, "as time binds [us] to another day . . ."



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I am my own worst anxiety
Edition 10, 7" x 10"; c. 1998
Photographs with text digitally printed on translucent Thai paper; Unique sewn binding; Salago orange covers; Inside clam shell box with red silk cloth and Moriki red trays

I am my own worst anxiety is a book of photographic self-portraits with text digitally printed. The translucent paper creates a kind of afterimage when the page is turned. This private monologue whispers: I exhaust myself ~ Trying to dodge my shadows ~ Constantly shedding my skin ~ Too concerned about the future ~ Trying to focus on now ~ To be . . .

I am my own worst anxiety inspired a longer text which was recorded in a layered audio on a 6-minute loop. See mixed media Installations: "And we always thought we were the normal ones..." (1999).



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Transmutation
Edition 15, 3-3/4" x 2-5/8"; c. 1998
Handset type and Images letterpress printed
Images: Linocut with pochoir and hand painting
Text: Vol. 1 from Kafka's Metamorphosis
Vol. 2 the artist's response from a dream; Inside gray slipcase

Transmutation contains the first line of Kafka's Metamorphosis in Volume 1: "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect" and the artist's answer to the text by way of a dream, in Volume 2. The book speaks of the power of dream imagery to inform and transform.



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The Excision
Edition 10; 7" x 9 1/2"; c. 1997 [5 black/5 beige]
Images: drawing on photographs mounted on Columbe handmade paper; Text: Laser printed on vellum; Stab binding; Title stitched into black covers

The Excision is a diaristic photo narrative. The self-portraits were taken after a surgical procedure on the artist's breast, and are combined with text from journal entries. The artist drew on the photographs as a way to come to terms with medical terminology, the new incision in her body, and the anxiety of the unknown.



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