Limited Edition of The Four Directions - A Southwestern Journey
- Crafts & Traditional Arts
- Visual Arts
Hello, I’m William Fields, author and artist. Forty years ago, I began cultivating this project after reading a book about the Anasazi people and the ruins they left behind in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. That was the inspiration that started me on the path that culminated in my book, The Four Directions – A Southwestern Journey.
The book features my photographs and writing about the land, the ancient ruins and the culture of the native people in this region, many of whom are directly descended from the Anasazi. All the images in the book have been compiled over the last four years, but the inspiration behind them has been incubating for much longer.
My decision to create a book that was a work of art in a small limited-edition comes from my background as a printmaker in stone lithography and copperplate etchings. Each of only 250 copies will be signed and numbered. Each book comes in a cherry wood presentation case. Each book will also come with a signed, numbered, limited-edition print of an image from the book that is suitable for framing. There will be 25 artist’s proofs. The artist’s proofs are signed, and identified with the ‘AP’ mark, but not numbered. Each artist’s proof comes in a cherry wood presentation case. Each artist’s proof will also come with a signed, ‘AP’ print of an image from the book that is suitable for framing.
I need your support to bring this art book to life for costs associated with setting up printing presses. Set-up charges for a book are the same whether it is a small edition like mine, or it is for a production run of thousands of books. Part of the funds will go to pay the artisan woodworker who is handcrafting the cherry wood slipcases. Funding for these upfront fees will make this unique fine art creation a reality.
To see a preview of the book: http://www.williamfieldsartphoto.com/books-videos/preview-the-four-directions/ and my marketing call to action: http://www.williamfieldsartphoto.com/books-videos/the-four-directions-a-southwestern-journey-limited-edition-and-free-gift/
I thank you deeply for your consideration.