In researching the background for this print, I visited Rutherford, New Jersey, where William Carlos Williams lived and worked. There I learned about his life and his dedication to medicine and poetry. At the Rutherford Public Library, I encountered many of his writings. Among them was his autobiography. I learned that every day he would not begin writing until all of his patients were in bed, usually after 11:00 PM. I made this print in his memory.
Eduardo Fausti, 1998
The edition of this woodblock print was produced for the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey in 1998. Each impression was hand printed by the artist, Eduardo Fausti, at the Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
The image was created with traditional woodcarving tools. Impressions were taken by applying a layer of ink to the surface of the block with a rubber roller. A sheet of rives BFK paper was then placed on top and run through the press, the pressure transferring the ink from the wood to the paper.
The typeface used in the print was taken from the street sign found where WIlliams had his Rutherford office. The images of the typewriter and microscope symbolize him as both physician and writer. The blue color of the print respresents the ink used by the writer.
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