Meditations at the Edge: Paper and Spirit.
Santa Cruz: Peter and Donna Thomas, 1996. Proof copy of the deluxe edition, made from flawed sheets. The entire edition consisted of 100 copies, of which 84 were regular edition copies and 14 were the deluxe edition.12-3/4" x 16-1/2". 29,  pp on folded leaves, plus 4 leaves of double-sided plates and a loose 4 pp prospectus. With the exception of the prospectus, the leaves are attached to wooden dowels mounted inside a sculptural frame made of bocote and lacewood. Light indentation to center of leaves, minor toning to outer edges. Very Good.
An exceptional artists' book from Peter and Donna Thomas, created so as to "give the viewer the impression of prayer flags waving in an oriental temple" while still maintaining the basic structure of a book. This structure melds seamlessly with Field's text, a meditation on the uses of paper throughout history "as a means to connect the spiritual and the physical worlds", heavily influenced by her travels in Asia and illustrated from four sketches she made when she returned home. The illustrations are printed on "the last of the kozo fiber she acquired from her papermaking mentor Kim Yeong Yin. An innovative feature of this edition is that the illustrations are printed so that the image appears in reverse on the back side of the paper" (prospectus).