The grandmothers.

Date
[2011]
By
Warren, Marama, author, artist, binder, book designer.
Summary

"Skies of shining sentinels steer the fleet of treasure ships, the ancient Chinese feather ships - south through oceans, rolling, sighing, swaying, creaking, swelling, seeking - seeking new land where lost lands of legend lie submerged; Waianga-noa, Ta Rua and Mu, the home of Uri-Marama. The grandmothers are singing songs of epic journeys to new worlds. The grandmothers are singing songs of travelling beyond the known"--Text.

Notes

New Zealand artist.

Only one copy produced.

Binding: Artist's book in snake-fold format. The covers are thick card painted turquoise; the card has been textured by pulling back long oval-shaped segments from the card to reveal a brown painted layer beneath. The upper cover has a handmade paper onlay in cream with a koru pattern bearing the title. The text block is green tapa-patterned paper with digitally printed text on on side. On the reverse are printed images of female torsos and vases in shades of grey. Contained within a black card envelope with cream paper onlays bearing the title.

The Alexander Turnbull Library copy. Provenance: purchased by the ATL, 2016. Signed by the artist. Acc. 407802.

Publisher
[Milton, N.S.W.] : [Marama Warren], [2011]
Format
14 unnumbered pages :colour illustrations ;13 cm
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