Maria G. Pisano

Artist Books, Prints, and Workshops


Breathe is a response to The Flower Soul, a poem by Imogen Brashear Oakley, from the collection Awake America and Other Verses, Philadelphia, 1934. In the poem the ephemeral nature of one’s life, its fragility, its physical manifestations, are likened to flowers in nature, which with their scents, permeate our consciousness and re-awaken our connections.

Housed in a paste paper wrapper. The book was designed, printed- intaglio and relief – and bound by the artist in a limited edition of 20. The text is handset and jointly printed on a Vandercook with Alan Runfeldt. Memory Press © 2010. ISBN: 0-9761941-3-9.