The text of Fragments Weavings Inscapes is from Unfinished Poems and Fragments by Gerard Manley Hopkins. It was hand-set in 14pt Plantin foundry type and hand-printed letterpress by Sean Sills on a Swiss proofing press. The images, made by Ciaran Lennon in 1997 for this book, were printed using an Epson 7600 with archival inks. The book is hand-bound in linen and printed on Fabriano 300gsm HP paper in an edition of seventy-five. It was published by Stoney Road Press in 2004.
The idea for this artists’ book was first suggested to me by the poet John F. Deane in 1997. He drew my attention to the similarity between the ‘weave’ of my work and Gerard Manley Hopkin’s ‘inscape’. He selected these fragments with this in mind. I took the idea to James O’Nolan. This book is the result.
Ciarán Lennon, 2004