Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100509
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 500 copies hand-numbered and signed by Hornbeak-Ortiz, with one hinged original Piezo print generated from Super-8 film (2-5/8 x 3-1/2 inches), and an enclosed audio CD containing the spoken performance of True. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. 16 pp. with 12 four-color plates. 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.
The eighth publication in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series.
From the text: "It had all the appearances / of what it meant / to be / carved out from the outer / of its interior / but truly / it was a masquerade / a falsity / shrouded in blindness / unkept yet / surfacly groomed. / its appearance / gleamed / of perfection. / daunting in its glamour / and its ability to seduce / arousing, / it served / its purpose / well. / it contented all. / yet deeper / below the underbelly, / the soft spoken part left / exposed / and vulnerable, / was this and only this. / no more or less / simply, a confiscated counterfeit / of denial / and / undeniably / yet falsely / true."
From the publisher: "Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz's profound, emotionally-charged sculptural works and installations have been widely exhibited in both the U.S. and Europe. True, the artist's contribution to our One Picture Book series, blankets the reader/listener in waves of red warmth. Comprising twelve details of a frame from the artist's film Sacrifice, embedded with lines from her poem True, the book and its accompanying audio CD leave one breathless and longing for that which is already near." From Artweek: "A master of orchestration, Hornbeak-Ortiz combines a variety of unconventional artistic elements to describe the complexities of woman's nature."