Horizontal Grandeur

April 2011

CB Sherlock fell in love with the essay, Horizontal Grandeur by Bill Holm when it was posted on the internet in tribute to this wonderful Minnesota writer after his death. It is the most beautiful description of loving the wide open expanses of the prairie. The paragraphs are separated with the insect she shared the prairie with last summer.

The horizontal running text is letterpress printed on a #219 Vandercook in three parts capturing the wide expanse of the heartland prairie on a wide piece of paper (15 x 55 inches). The size and shape of the paper lend themselves to the theme. The text becomes part of the imagery. The grasses are hand painted with a rubber roller.


Edition Size: 6 Books


You may be able to view at one of the available collections.

Carleton College, MinneapolisCentral Library, University of Washington, Seattle, University of Minnesota - Arboretum