Investigations: RetroLove | Sage | Bartram's Boxes Remix
The Sage Project began as a cycle of poems written by Brandt using John Gerard's The Herbal: or, General History of Plants (1633) as a point of departure.
From this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive catalogue of plants, Brandt created a "found poem" extracted from The Herbal accompanied by an original poem in response.
These are framed in four sections based on the seasons, elements and life cycle.
With Claire Owen, a Philadelphia painter and book artist, Sage has grown into an artist book, broadside, and exhibition.
If you weren't able to see Sage at the Chicago Botanic Garden, enjoy the exhibit virtually via pdf.
Sage Now Available in Paperback!
Buy the full-color reproduction of the limited edition artist book here. ($25 + shipping)
A letterpress broadside of the title poem is available at Turtle Island Press (www.cotip.net).
The Sage cycle of poems is collected in a very limited edition hand bound book, featuring images by Claire Owen.