Albuquerque, NM: Passages Bookshop, 1995.
First printing. 18.5 x 13 inches. Letterpress plus collage and hand coloring, in an edition of seventy-five numbered copies. Printed at the Salient Seedling Press by Katherine Kuehn -- who, along with Nancy Culmone, also assisted in the collaging and coloring. As new. Item #3767
For many years Paul Maurer documented the handmade memorials in the campo santos (the local cemeteries) across rural New Mexico, through photography, drawing, and rubbings, which he incorporated into a series of Campo Santo books that also included calligraphy, marbling, collage, and found objects. This print carries the spirit of those books into a single two-dimensional image. Maurer's drawing is printed letterpress from a photo-engraved plate; to that are added collaged elements from his photographs, and extremely varied hand coloring, so that each copy in the edition is unique.