Sampler | by Emily Dickinson | Kiki Smith

Sampler | by Emily Dickinson | Kiki Smith

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200 poems by Emily Dickinson
With 206 original prints by Kiki Smith

 Signed by the artist

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“Sampler” refers both to the selection of poetry and to the 18th and 19th century embroidery that inspired Kiki Smith’s imagery. The artist’s marks imitate the stitchery of samplers with short, straight, and slightly curved strokes. Her subtle patterns of cross-stitches and hatchings become recognizable figures or mysterious forms related to the imagery in Dickinson’s poems. Each page of poetry features a print.

Production Details

  • Edition of 400 numbered copies for sale

  • Large octavo, 11 by 7 inches, 220 pages

  • Printed on custom handmade Twinrocker paper

  • Bound with leather spine and cloth sides embroidered with title and a sampler pattern, in slipcase

  • Arion Press publication #81, 2007

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A limited number of unbound books in sheets are available for bookbinders at a 15% discount.