These Things
Leslie Hirst These Things unique artist's book
These Things
2018
unique artist's book
12.25 x 10 in. (closed cover dimension)

A hand-bound unique book including silkscreen, laserprint, and inkjet printing with cyanotype prints on silk and cotton.

The book grew from an archive of image-based objects and processes. Fabric veils suggest the ghost of once-present solids as the pages navigate a semiotic foil between substance and perception.
A poem by poet Joanna Klink from her suite of 24 skies breaks the sequence of "objects" as they dissolve and are replaced by words. The closing line of the poem offers reflection:
"Things you cannot say."
Leslie Hirst These Things
These Things
2018
12.25 x 20 in. (open spread dimension)
Leslie Hirst These Things
These Things
2018
12.25 x 20 in. (open spread dimension)
Leslie Hirst These Things
These Things
2018
12.25 x 20 (open spread dimension)
Leslie Hirst These Things
These Things
2018

The birds have disappeared into trees, a troubling quiet.
You feel the loose mirrors around you, a forest of
water. Lakes sway in your chest. Will you starve
in such drench and coldness, be choked with distaste?
You could stand here for hours and then turn to
storm—sheer refusal and will. You could collapse
into fear and draw back into foam. These sheets of rain
are fences and crops, deeds, statues, ponds.
They are things you can’t change. Things you can’t say.

- Joanna Klink
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