Artist, Mindy Belloff
Poets: Section I. Amy Lemmon, II. Steven Gentile, and III. Rich Turnbull
Edition 12; 10.5″ x 8.25″; 2015
In the Garden of Earthly Delights is based upon Hieronymus Bosch’s three-panel painting (1450-1516), which continues to entertain and delight. The book features eleven unique multi-colored etchings, with inks applied in a painterly manner from open bite copper plates. Each intaglio print is hand painted by the Artist. The etchings are printed on folios of white, cream and grey Somerset archival papers to coincide with the sections of the painting from left to right, becoming darker with each panel. Three newly written poems announce each of the sections and are hand set in metal type and letterpress printed on papers from JB Green paper mill, England. The concertina sewn spine binding is quarter-bound with pink Buffalo skin over Somerset white papers, with leather onlays, bound by Celine Marie Lombardi, with full leather slip case.
The edition is very limited to 12 books. Price $4,200
(A limited number of individual intaglio prints are available)
Reviewed by Jean-Francois Vilain in Parenthesis 31 Fine Press Book Arts Journal: