(Columbus, Ohio): Logan Elm Press, 2013. A paper scroll measuring 10 1/2 x 113 inches is rolled into a handblown glass bottle (17" tall, stenciled with the title, stoppered, & bottomless) resting on a ceramic saucer made by the artist. The saucer presents Harvey's text in micro-calligraphy by Ann Alaïa Woods. The calligraphy in turn creates a portrait of Captain Cook. A printed paper colophon is pasted to the underside of the saucer. Item #18614
Being the story of events (controversial at the time) leading to the untimely death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, this artist's book concludes it could have been any number of things--a knife, a rope, a gun. Printed in black, white, & liquid gold with large wood type in red, with collage, the scroll pictures possible causes of Cook's demise. The micro-calligraphy on the saucer recounts the events of February 14, 1779. Written, designed, & illustrated by Rebecca Harvey and printed on her own handmade Kozo and Gampi fiber paper. No. 9 of 100 signed copies.