SCHANILEC, Gaylord. COY, John. ~ My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story.
Edition limited to only 40 copies (actually 41). 36 leaves. 16 colour engravings and illustrations printed from natural material mounted onto handmade paper with text printed on verso, and interleaved with protective translucent blank sheets printed colophon mounted to the last leaf of handmade paper. Very large oblong folio. suminagashi paper with art by Amanda Degener over boards, sewn on 10 cords with a japanese style uncovered pine revealing the fine sewing structure. Housed in a cloth covered clamshell box (81 x 71 x 6 cms).
Schanilec’s illustrations include blocks made from material collected from the Mississippi River where the waterfall travelled plus wood cuts, wood engravings and the occasional photo polymer plate. They were printed on Mohawk Superfine paper and the text on handmade Cave paper from handset ATF Bernhard Gothic foundry type.
An astonishing rendering of tale of the 12,000 year journey of Saint Anthony Falls, the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River, from St. Paul to its current home in Minneapolis.
I am a powerful waterfall.
I pay attention.
I have a long memory.
You might find it hard to believe
but I have moved through time.