Author(s): Alan Loney
On a visit to New York in 2005, Alan Loney saw eight paintings in Max Gimblett's studio (a ninth was already in the possession of John Yau) of a variety of fish in a set of ambiguous relationships with the moon. These so intrigued the poet that he wrote nine poems in response to them. Realising that if a letterpress edition were to be produced of the poems, and that the paintings could not be reproduced by that process, a set of fresh drawings was done by the artist in the response to the poems.
#72 of an edition of 80 copies. The nine drawings are printed in a variety of colours, with each poem printed over the drawing in metallic inks. The book is designed and printed by Alan Loney at Carolyn Fraser's Idlewild Press in Melbourne, Australia, on a Vandercook cylinder press on damped BFK Rives and Magnani papers. Types are Dante and Castellar. The drawings are reproduced from photopolymer plates made by Boxcar Press in Syracuse, New York, and the binding is executed by Wolfgang Schaefer in Melbourne. This is #72 of an edition of 80, one of 50 standard copies (45 for sale) in yellow cloth spine and red cloth over boards.