Ocian in View!

Letterpress on paper. 11 3/4” x 14 1/2”. Edition of 20.


Bouchard hand-typeset the lyrics of "Ocian in View" from her song cycle Songs of Lewis & Clark, arranging the text in a way that visually represents the melodic structure of the song. (As the melody goes up or down, the syllables are placed on higher or lower lines of type.) The resulting text treatment is reminiscent of a landscape. This letterpress piece was printed on a Vandercook press at The Center for Book Arts in New York, NY.