What is 'reciprocity'?
Most poems and paintings I make are not overtly related
to each other, but occasionally a phenomenon that I call
"reciprocity" occurs. Creating a painting or
a poem comes from the need to act upon a strong urge to
respond to an event, memory, observation, or idea. However,
when that work is done, there are times when something
insists, "There is more." My task is to leave
the door open and continue. The resulting reciprocal painting
and poem are bound together in response to something that
may have taken a split second to happen, but many hours
at my easel and word processor to resolve.
Facts about Reciprocity: An Artist's Book:
Each book contains twenty-two
(22) reproductions of my paintings,
printed on 8.5 inch by 11 inch heavyweight, double-sided
matte photo paper, are signed and ready for framing
with their reciprocally-inspired poems printed on
the reverse sides.
There are eighteen (18) vertical and
four (4) horizontal images. Please see photo above
for a framing suggestion which enables you to enjoy
any image and poem you choose - FRAME SHOWN
IS NOT INCLUDED, but can be found
in an office supply store, in the retail section under
"stand-up sign holders." Or consult your
framer about floating images on mat board.
- Cover material: .06 styrene, a strong
flexible plastic; image and text are printed on vutek
6 color pressure 200, solvent-based inkjet with UV fusion.
- All pages are stored
in heavyweight, archival quality, acid-free sleeves,
ready for you to display and enjoy in your home and/or
Included is a listing of poem/painting
titles and acknowledgments. End Notes
describe the sources of inspiration for each reciprocal
- Each book is hand-bound with leather
- To learn more background on how Reciprocity:
An Artist's Book came to be, return to the home page,
click on Judy's Journal and select the 2007-November
or click here.
Here is how you can receive your copy of Reciprocity:
An Artist's Book: