After Anne Carson, After Sappho
foil-stamped acrylic pick mounted in laser-cut mountsigned and numbered in an edition of 100
2″ x 2″

This pick – or plectrum, which the lyric poet Sappho is credited with inventing – is foil-stamped with a fragment of Anne Carson’s translation of Sappho’s Fragment 31, also known as the Poem of Jealousy, sourced from If Not Winter: Fragments of Sappho (Vintage, 2003).  Each pick is set into a laser-cut mount that still bears the tendriled smoke patterns of its production, pointing back to the burning energy that fueled the poem.

available at Printed Matter & Fuse Works