NY, 2017. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4. 28 leaves of translucent paper. "...the letterforms in "Roma Abstract" are printed on translucent paper to emphasize their communal aspect--rather than standing alone, each letter is supported and explicated by those around it." Black wraps, stab-sewn, printed in black with text from the inscription on Trajan's column. In a frosted acrylic slipcase. An elegant and philosophical work, which the artist feels is also symbolic of "the current political context." Fine, with prospectus. Item #18045
Russell writes "In their simplest incarnations--a line for an I, a circle for an O--letterforms reveal their true nature: they are forms first, letters second." This alphabet is based on Russell's earlier geometric alphabet, which he'd painted on individual wooden panels. One of 116 numbered & signed copies. Printed letterpress from Photopolymer plates by Nancy Loeber, on 30 lb. Chartham Tranlucent.