Portland, OR: Scantron Press, 2021.
First printing. (32) pp., 12.5 x 12.5 inches. A digitally printed edition of 250 numbered, signed, handsewn copies, with covers printed letterpress, based on the fine-press edition, which was printed letterpress and illustrated throughout using myriad printmaking techniques, and published in an edition of forty numbered copies, handsewn and bound in boards covered with cloth silkscreened at Atelier Meridian. The text for the fine-press edition was handset in Weiss foundry type; the Rives endsheets eco-printed with plants found on Mt. Hood; animal habitats and landscape images created by pressure printing and reduction woodcuts; animal drawings in Sumi ink reproduced using solar etching plates; and the centerfold spread combined multiple techniques with monoprinting. New. Item #4608
Owed to The Mountain takes three forms: a sumptuous fine-press book, published in an edition of 40 copies; eight copies of a sculptural artist’s book, each accompanied by a copy of the fine-press book and housed in a folding box; and 250 signed and numbered handsewn copies digitally printed at Morel Ink in Portland. For more information about the sculptural and fine-press versions, please inquire.
From the prospectus: Owed to The Mountain cultivates a powerful story that inspires knowing a place deeply, sharing Indigenous wisdom, and building a community that turns its love for a mountain into action. Mt. Hood has the sixth largest carbon stores of all the National Forests in the country! By galvanizing a movement that advocates for the US Forest Service management plan to be updated, Mt. Hood can be celebrated and treated as a living ecosystem and increase its climate resilience. Through this project’s research, interviews, and by spending time on the mountain, I understand how important it is that we protect clean drinking water, promote wildlife habitat restoration, support forest maturation, and prioritize the vision and cultural traditions of Native communities, including the practice of controlled burns. We owe it to the Mountain.