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artists' books; deaths; bugs; memory; grave posts


10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations. Cover title. Edition of 35, signed and numbered by the artist. Trifold book cover which when opened displays the wingspan of a moth screenprinted on cloth. "This book was printed as part of an In Cahoots residency in Petaluma, CA, in October of 2019. It was assembled in Chicago, IL, in February of 2021"--Colophon. "Inspired by real-life bagworms, insects that construct different cocoons based on the materials available in their environments, and an actual cemetery in Petaluma, CA, 'Grave to Cradle' is a short magical realism story about insects that synthesize not only physical objects found on graves (flowers, ribbons, cacti) but also the memories and emotions of the deceased into dense, crowded cocoons. The lives of a murderer, a young girl, and a married couple are woven into cradles that give new life to the bagworm moths that emerge from them"--Artist's statement, Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website (accessed April 28, 2021). Center pages foldout into one large color print. Sewn binding with foldout. Library has copy no. 2.

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Chicago, IL : [Hannah Batsel], 2020


©Chicago, IL : [Hannah Batsel], 2021

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screen printing; paper


15 cm

Grave To Cradle



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