ROMO (Rocky Mountain National Park): The Last Glacier
Bozeman, MT: Doring Press, 2019.
First printing. (49) pp., 23.5 x 17.5 inches (closed). Reduction woodcuts and archival pigment prints on Asuka and other papers, hand bound in full cloth over boards with printed spine label, housed in cloth-covered clamsell case with matching label, in an edition of twelve numbered copies signed by all three artists. Introductory essay (“The Dance of the Landscape”) by Jeff Rennicke. Layout by Ian van Coller at Doring Press; book design and binding by Rory Sparks in Portland, OR. New. Item #4152
A visual interpretation, in original prints and digital photographs, of the few remnant glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The second in a series of collaborative works by van Coller, Anderson, and Crownover, following their 2015 book The Last Glacier, which explored the backcountry of Glacier National Park in Montana, and which sold out quickly, finding its way into important institutional and private collections, including the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale, and Stanford, among others. For many years, photographer Ian van Coller has devoted his energies to travels and explorations that focus on environmental issues related to climate change and deep time. His projects have centered on large-scale artist’s books (ROMO opens to a startling 46 inches wide), as well as direct collaborations with paleo-climatologists.