pink story: sinistral/dextral
s.l. [Corner Brook, Newfoundland]: Persnickety Press, 2004. Two cased volumes, each measuring 20.7 x 20.9 cm closed; the expanded size of the first volume, dextral, is 62 x 103 cm; the expanded side of the second volume, sinistral, is 96 x 122 cm. dextral is covered in full pale artichoke green Asahi cloth; sinistral is covered in full red Asahi cloth. Each is titled in blind on the upper cover. The two volumes are housed together in a black cloth covered portfolio case with button closures; the portfolio is lined with mulberry paper, and the collective title, pink story, is stamped in blind to its upper cover; attached to the inside of its lower cover is a gatefold colophon leaf. Unpaginated fold-out construction. A fine copy. The text was set in Univers type throughout. pink story: dextral was printed using screenprint and letterpress; pink story: sinistral was printed using photogravure and letterpress. Both were printed on Lanaquarelle paper, and Tyvek was used for the fold-out construction of both volumes. From an edition of 25 copies, this being number 10. Signed in pencil on the colophon leaf by Marlene MacCallum and Barb Hunt. Item #272
"This two-volume collaborative work with Barb Hunt brings together two seemingly contradictory representations of a woman's life. pink story: dextral is an artificially constructed narrative of a stereotypical woman's life. Paint chips offer the promise of covering flaws, and the paint surface creates a façade. In contrast to this external perspective, pink story: sinistral presents an internalized story; constructed of photographs that represent spaces metaphoric of key stages in a woman's life. The use of the tile format in both volumes links the pieces together formally, and the visual narratives become mosaics. The result is two volumes that are like mirror images, reflecting each other, and offering to the viewer a paradoxical reality."- Marlene MacCallum.