"Helgenene, vi skylder dem

Artists' Book by Vibeke O'Rourke

& Steinar Opstad


Edition: 24

Size: 270 x 215 mm

Published: CrowPress, April 2020

Technique: Woodblock & Letterpress

Hand bound and gold tooling by

CrowPress Verksted, Bekkestua

Bought by

Nasjonal Bibliotekets samling 2020

(Norwegian National Library)

Utgitt og produsert

med støtte fra Norsk Kulturråd

Published and produced

with support

form the Norwegian Arts Council

 “Helgenene, vi skylder dem ingenting” owns tactile and physical properties reflecting the poems’ Eco Criticism. Within it’s layers and color ranges the book physically encourages the viewer to open the vault, searching for it’s buried content within the pages. This sense of archaeological digging stands as a reminder what we bury and preserve today will be our message and compass for the future. It questions the future generations’ climate and its compatibility for growth and perception of the fossils from the landscapes we create today. The Strata will hold traces of our secrets and traces but also mirrors our self perception and believes.