London: 2017. Unique. Hardcover. Fine.
Nine full spreads of original art and binding by Mark Cockram. Mixed media including collage and stencil.Artist's statement:Inferno is inspired by the first part of the The Divine Comedy. The poem takes us through the nine rings or circles of hell. The binding depicts the entrance to Limbo — the first ring. As we turn the pages, we descend to the second ring and so on, and witness the crimes and vices of those whose souls remain trapped and suffer torment by degrees.Internal laminated board flat back drum-leaf binding, Full hand-colored cloth with collage. All edges hand colored. Housed in a custom dropback box by the artist. 25cm x 43cm x 1cmExhibition: Center for Book Arts (NY): "Mark Cockram: Beyond the Rules," October 6-December 16, 2017.