LandEscape by Karen Kunc

Karen Kunc

LandEscape by Karen Kunc

This book began with drawings twisted (literally) in string that established a collaborative landscape realized over two years of conversation and trust. Helen Hiebert created watermarked illustrations in an artist-made cotton/abaca paper, and Karen Kunc responded by producing a woodcut image that interacts with the watermarks, fitting into the spaces, overlapping, making edges, and saturating them with color. Paper and print are meant to intrigue with shadows and illusions. The letterpress text is a stream of conscious ‘poem’ that plays typographically with the readings of images.


Woodcut, letterpress, handmade watermarked paper of cotton/abaca

6" x 5" folded, 5" x 36" unfolded