Artist Karen Green has created twenty-five different, original miniature collages made from materials that echo the collages published in her book Bough Down: pages from books and diaries, stamps, pencil shavings, ink and wax. Each collage is a multi-layered work in which the salvaged paper and antiquated stamps create beautiful fields of color and apocryphal missives. The tiny, haunting silhouettes and portraits on the collages sometimes transform, other times obscure existing elements, creating surprising relationships between visual and textual details.
A single collage in a vellum envelope is inserted into a hardback first edition of Bough Down which Green has signed and numbered. The collages are selected randomly, and there are no special requests for particular works.