Laura Wait’s Volute, a unique variant artist’s book
(Laura Wait) Volute. A unique variant artist’s book in a series of 9 by Laura Wait. [Steamboat Springs. 2008.] 9 leaves. 13.5” x 6.75”. The pages were first printed with intaglio plates on an etching press, using Rives BFK paper with Graphic Chemical etching ink. Collographs and woodcuts of spirals and labyrinths were printed in color with Akua ink on top of the black. Acrylic paste painting and ink writing complete the pages. Bound in the drum leaf style with a brown calf leather spine stamped with a woodcut, with paste paper sides made from the collographs from the book. Black cloth dropback box with dark pastepaper lining. Jill Bergman assisted with the printing, binding, and box-making. No. 6 in a series of 9 variant copies, signed by Laura Wait. New.
“This series celebrates the essential cyclical nature of art, agriculture, and the universe.” – Laura Wait.