WELBEING  FOLIO  FOUR ..........  Anima   (ISSN 1530-3659)

Over seven years ”the war on terror” has frayed the nerves and paved the way for the Barack

Obama presidency. The continual threat of an invasion of Iran, and the constant daily death and

devastation in Iraq and Afghanistan has eaten away at the heart as the financial meltdown eats

away at the pocket book. The tone underlying the most mundane of daily affairs this past year

gave way to the feeling that America has lost its way. No doubt in this age of mass communication,

of instant messaging, wireless phones, computers and internet blogs, the word is out: we will have

a new and fresh beginning. As a species our antennae are up, and onto this scene comes Anima,

Folio IV of WELBEING.

Sarojini Jha Johnson from Ball State University in Bloomington Indiana brings us two aquatints

on Somerset, “Fish World“ and “Fish and Flower.“ Oscar Gillespie from Bradley University in

Peoria Illinois has given us two engravings on BFK Rives Creme, “Still Point I” and “Still Point II”.

These intaglio prints featuring aquatint and engraving plus the essay, “Well-Being in the Twenty-First

Century” by Donald R. Wehrs of Auburn University comprise Folio IV, the last in a series of four

folios on WELBEING in the 21st century from Wycross Press. The typeface is 16th century Plantin.

The tipped in white etching ground “Vine Flowers” is by Conrad Ross. The cover is a reductive

woodcut on Mohawk. The dingbat a silkscreen.           

 Oscar Gillespie ....................................................................................

                          

          Still Point I                                                                    Still Point II                                                             

                                              For more information about Oscar see    http://hilltop.bradley.edu/~ojg/bio.html

 

Sarojini Jha Johnson  ............................................................................

                       

         Fish World                                                                          Fish and Flower

                          For more information about Sarojni see 

www.art.unt.edu/print/johnson.html

 

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