Valediction by Gabriel Gbadamosi
“My father was a printer, he was away in Liverpool a lot learning to be one when I was too young to know how long he’d been gone. Putting my hands on the tiny metal blocks of letters, wedging in hair-line splints to stiffen their resolve, fiddling the upside down, mirror layout of the lines, all that, was a long meditation for me on the man’s absence, then and now. So my setting of the poem, Valediction, which looks at the end to hold him through its last grasp ruse, that old Indian rope-trick, joins me and my fingers with him and his, through the prick of metal, in print.”
Designed and typeset by Gabriel Gbadamosi for Reverting to Type Portfolio 1. Limited number of 10 prints for sale individually, size 570mm x 450mm.
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