Jean Arp, Die Nabelflasche (The Navel Bottle), plate 4 from the portfolio Merz 5. 7 Arpaden von Hans Arp. Arp Mappe. Zweite Mappe des Merzverlages, 1923. One from a portfolio of seven lithographs, composition (irreg.): 16 3/8 x 9 3/4” (41.6 x 24.8 cm); sheet: 17 3/4 x 13 3/4” (45.1 x 34.9 cm). Publisher: Merzverlag(Kurt Schwitters), Hannover, Germany. Printer: A. Molling & Comp., Hannover, Germany probably. Edition: 50, MOMA, New York.
We’ve had some spectacular frosts lately…I just love how “etched” the leaves of grass and weeds mingling with the debris of autumn become in the morning light…I could just take a photo of the landscape bathed in the sunlight and try to capture the shimmering light just before it all melts away, but instead I look down around my feet and seek out the sugar-coated places in the shadows…they interest me the most… - LJW 11/20/2012