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Books

Still Standing, Standing Still

300.00

"The example of trees does suggest a harmony for which it seems right to dream.” — Robert Adams

Still Standing, Standing Still is artist Lauren Henkin's third handmade book.  A series of 14 images about a lone tree in Oregon, the beautiful book is the artist's first in color. 

"This series began in 2010 with the discovery of a lone tree. Slowly—around and around and around— I examined it in varying light and perspective. It stood alone, with its scars unclothed, threatened by vines, but still standing. A branch was broken off by lightning or another violent act. The tree didn’t seem to mind, the flaw adding to its power, a permanent reminder that it had survived the violation and was unashamed of the defect. I became obsessed with its form and photographed it more intensely than any subject I have ever focused on.

From the beginning, my goal for the book was to lead the viewer through the same experience I had in photographing the tree—an opportunity to get lost in one thing—the layers of complexity discernible only by looking closer and closer."

The book can be viewed as a traditional book, or completely opened and secured with a magnetic closure.

The deluxe edition is now sold out.

Institutional Collections

Yale University
Multnomah County Library
Northwestern University
University of Oregon
Washington University in St. Louis

Specifications

Published in 2012
7" x 7"
14 Images
Museum etching rag interior paper
Cave handmade exterior paper
Letterpress cover
Limited to 30

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