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List of artists

(alphabetized by first name)

Amelia Bird
Anna Daedalus
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Bryan Kring
Carrie L. Larson
Casey Gardner
Cathryn Miller
Charlene Asato
Christine Martell
Colin Frazer
Cynthia Colbert
Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Dennis Yuen
Emily Martin
Erin Sweeney
Heather Doyle-Maier
Heather Kasvinsky
Joanne Price
Joshua Orr
Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde
Karen Kunc
Kelly Parsell
Kyle Holland
Laurie Weiss
Lesley Mitchell
Linda K Johnson
Lori Reed
Marie Marcano
Merike van Zanten
Peggy Johnston
Ravi Shukla + S. Arden Hill
Rebecca Chamlee
Rebecca Childers
Sammy Seung-min Lee
Sarah McDermott
Servane Briand
Sun Young Kang
Turner Hilliker


Laurie Weiss

Cornelius, Oregon

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Dark River of Stars

paper, ink, bookcloth

71/8 x 10½ x 1¼ closed; 10 x 14 open

edition of 50

© 2012


This completely hand-made artists’ book is the collaboration of three Northwest artists: Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen; printmaker, Barbara Mason; and bookbinder, Laurie Weiss. Poems collected in this volume were gifts the poet sent out individually each Valentine’s Day to friends and family over a period of nine years. The book’s title is taken from a line in one of the poems; it’s a metaphor for a signature, for the uniqueness of each human sensibility.

Case bound drum-leafed text block in single-tray clamshell box; solar plate printed etchings on BFK Rives paper.

Laurie Weiss makes books that are artistic and functional, melding the visual with the tactile and is the director of the biennial Focus on Book Arts. Paulann Petersen is Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate and has five books of poetry. Barbara Mason, artist/printmaker, has been an enthusiast of Solar-plate printing since 2001.