Beauty and the Beast (1991) has one of THE definitive fantasy libraries (and library fantasies) which caused myself and a huge number of others to include "library with library ladder" in our imaginings about a perfect space. My dreams are only slightly disrupted by the fact that I'm nearly 6 feet tall and perfectly able to reach books on tall shelves without ladders. I'll just add double height ceilings to my fantasy.
In designing this print, I was thinking a lot about potential, and libraries. An empty shelf may seem less than ideal on the surface, but consider that it has space for your inevitably growing book collection! I have always loved empty rooms for the potential they hold. An empty sace can become anything. A new book has the potential to become your favourite.
limited edition of 17.
The image area measures 4x7" (10x17.5cm)
The paper measures 6x9" (15x22.5cm) and is a sheet of handmade recycled paper with coloured flecks (purple, green, and yellow) and bits of dried lavender.
Printed with dark green, rubber based Vanson ink, which is lightfast and will not fade over time.
Signed and editioned by the artist along the bottom of the image.
10% of print sales are donated!
Ps. The model in the photos is one I built so I could see how light would fall on rungs and shelves in this imaginary space.