Carolyn Leigh
Cathy DeForest
CB Sherlock
Claire Owen
Claire Van Vliet
Ellen Knudson
Emily Tipps
Jan Owen
Jeff Nilan
Karen Hanmer
Madelyn Garrett
Meda and Veda Rives
Rebecca Chamlee

Rutherford Witthus
Sammy Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Susan Collard
Susan Share
Suzanne Sawyer
Thomas Parker Williams
Tom Virgin


Cathy DeForest

Ashland, Oregon, USA


Wings Of Song

graphite drawings, Rives BFK paper, watercolor paints

8 ¾ x 3 ¾ x ½

$ 90

© 2008

edition size: 100

Original graphite drawings and writing of prose poem by Cathy DeForest, set in Caslon type. Letterpress printed on a Vandercook SP20 printing press. Each image is hand painted with watercolors and gouache. Book is housed in portfolio envelope.

Wings Of Song was inspired by a bird’s nest which fell out of Cathy’s wisteria bush around the time her sons were going off to school. Wings is a story about the nurturing of children from pregnancy through young adulthood.

Cathy DeForest is a Northwest book artist who integrates printmaking, photography, and mixed media into her artist books and letterpress broadsides. Cathy has been teaching and mentoring in one form or another since 1968. She has sold over 3,000 letterpress broadsides of her work and her artist books have been exhibited and collected internationally. Through her multi-layered works, Cathy seeks to evoke the depth and mystery of the human experience.