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Butler, Jim, 1967-

Blackrock sequence / poems by David Butler ; screenprints by Jim Butler.

[Cambridge, England] : [Jim Butler], [2017]
Physical Description:
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2019 13
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Butler, Jim. "Blackrock Sequence: A creative dialogue between an artist and a poet." Book 2.0, Volume 10, Number 2, 1 December 2020, pp. 161-174(14), https://doi.org/10.1386/btwo_00027_1.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 13 of 20, signed, numbered, and dated by the artist.
"Blackrock sequence comprises 11 images and poems commissioned by Dún Laoghaire / Rathdown County Council. The poems were written by David Butler. The sequence explores the cultural, historic and ecological richness of a stretch of suburban Dublin coastline. Each poem responds to a specific location. One of the themes which runs through the poems is the idea of the city as a palimpsest. The images are designed to act in dialogue with the poems. I began by making a series [of] collages on location. As well as colour, I was also drawn to the texts within the sites and took rubbings from manhole covers and incidental plaques. I was looking for a common visual language which could draw out the layers of meaning, while still being specific to both the location and tone of each poem. Using screenprinting, I was particularly interested in the colours formed by overlapping layers. Each image uses a related palette of inks, though the print order and transparency is played with across the sequence to achieve different colours. The shapes of the straight and torn edges echo the shapes of the poems, while location-specific typography completes each image. The poems are set in Koefler's Knockout typeface, with Franklin Gothic for the italics."--Jim Butler, artist's statement.
"Signed and numbered edition of 20 copies; screenprinted in 12 colours on BFK Rives; case-bound with screenprinted cover. Printed and bound by the artist in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The screenprints are printed from handmade stencils with a variety of tools including torn paper, Vaseline, ink, dip pen, frottage and a computer."--Technical specification, provided by Jim Butler.
Subject Terms:
Coasts -- Ireland.
Dublin (Ireland)
English poetry -- Irish authors -- 21st century.
Artists' books.
Livres d'artistes.
Screen prints.
Butler, David, 1964- author.

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