Edge of the Sea
Edge of the Sea. Shorewood, Wis.: Red Door Studio, 1973. 30 x 45 cm.
Call Number: (BKRT)(FOP) F20 .P5x
COLOPHON: The Edge of the Sea is the fifth in the series of limited edition books-folios designed and executed by Danny Pierce, Red Door Studio. The edition is limited to twenty five copies numbered and signed. The paper is Tuscan Cover for the text and Arches 88 for the woodcuts. Text set in Caslon Oldstyle No. 471 and 471 series 51. Binding executed by the artist-author. Edition number 22.
"Edge of the Sea is a portfolio of woodcuts with the text devised as excerpts from a diary. It was inspired by out trip to Maine. We were invited to spend a week on Pond Island off the shores of Millbank, Maine. Everyday was a new experience, as I grew up on the Mojave Desert in California. I explored the tide pools and watched the lobstermen haul traps around the island. After a week we drove north to Beals Island and Great Wass Island. There we met a lobster-man and his family, who drew us back summer after summer."