Suzanne Moore, Zero: Cypher of Infinity (Vashon Island, WA: Moore, 2014). Artist’s book, one of a series of 50, the first 5 of which are deluxe with additional hand-lettered pages. Bound by the artist with custom-dyed Cave Paper. Copy 13 of 50. Graphic Arts Collection GAX 2014- in process
“Suzanne Moore started investigating the complex history of the simple digit, “0” in two earlier commissioned artist’s books, Zero, Faces of the Void (2007), and Zero: Cypher of Infinity (2009). She is investigating concepts and controversy around Zero. The text presents questions that explore the complex history and eternal mystery of the void taken from science, philosophy, calculation, and symbology. The book is accomplished with original painting, drawing, silkscreen, wood and metal type and polymer plate letterpress printing, embossing, gold foil and 23k gold leaf, all by noted artist and calligrapher, Suzanne Moore with the assistance of Jessica Spring of Springtide Press who collaborated in the of production for this extraordinary book, printing the text letterpress and much else.”– Prospective.
We have been waiting for nearly five months for this tour de force printing to be completed and happily, opened the package yesterday. Texts include Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rainer Maria Rilke, Wassily Kandinsky, Gregory Orr, Isaac Newton, and many others. Could not wait to share a few openings.