Kay Rosen: Nau Sea Sea Sick
American artist Kay Rosen leads us offshore with her illustrations for this volume of the following stories, all about the sea:
John Moore: "Local Boy Makes Good";
Katherine Mansfield: "The Voyage"
Stephen Crane: "The Open Boat"
Isabella Bird: "The Hawaiian Archipelago, Letter I"
John Aaron Rosen: "Stranger In The Empty Night"
Eileen Myles: "Everyday Barf"
Rosen has been exploring the possibilities of words as images for over 25 years. She delights in the small shift: the subtle change that subverts meaning and reveals the unexpected. She approaches language as a material to construct with and to confound, building word installations that delight in the surfaces of short phrases, words, and letterforms.
Printed in French fold format, Nau Sea Sea Sick is part of the Four Corners Familiars series that invites contemporary artists to respond to the classics of literature.
Published by Four Corners Books, 2009, hardcover, 128 pages, 8.85 x 6.3 inches.