[Vancouver]: Heavenly Monkey, 2016. Octavo, 18.4 x 24.5 cm. Cased in pale gold paper covered boards, stained with metallic gold and bronze paints, paper label to the spine, and yellow Ingres endpapers. pp. , 3- 52, , plus 6 interleaved folio sheets of batik paintings. A fine copy. The text was set in Pablo Impallari’s Cancelleresca Bastarda, with Unbra used for display, and printed from polymer plates on Golden Hind paper. The text is accented throughout by six batik paintings by Jane Maru; the paintings have been reproduced as folios in full colour on traditional drafting vellum, a semi-transparent sheet that creates a visual effect similar to the original works on silk. One of 50 copies, of which this is number 30. Signed by Harold Budd and Jane Maru on the limitation page. Item #159
“I happened upon a way to experience freedom in the moment through the process of batik, a dimensional revelation that eventually summoned the muse, who, flying under the radar, began to appear in the paintings. It was during this prolific time when I first met Mr. Budd, someone whose spatial compositions brought to mind a distant place that exists beyond words. Perhaps it is in this realm that Harold and I draw fruit from the same tree.”.