Momentum Arbusti, a celebration of trees, from Laura Wait
(Laura Wait) Momentum Arbusti: a celebration of trees. Unique Variant artist’s book by Laura Wait. [Steamboat Springs,Colorado.] 2008. n.p. 14.875” x 5.874” x 1”. Woodcut, collograph, handwriting and painting. Sewn on linen cords with green linen thread. Additional sections of thick card were sewn on for boards, and cords laced in. These boards were covered with patinated embossed copper in shades of green and yellow with the copper undertone. Jill Bergman assisted with the binding. Black dropback box with paper title label; gray suede lining. No. 2 in an series of 6 unique variants signed and dated by Laura Wait. New.
This series celebrates the three kinds of trees: Life, Magic & Immortality. A shorrt history of the meaning and importance of trees in world culture is written in the middle of many pages.The book was begun in 2004 with the creation of extra pages of “In the Garden”. Additional imagery was added in 2006-2008 using paste painting, stencils and many layers of handwrriting as text and image. Text is on libretto included with the book.