San Francisco Bay
Artist: Kent Manske
San Francisco Bay sequentially presents ten screenprinted maps of the San Francisco Bay from a continental view to a specific tidal marsh in Redwood City, California. Positioned above each map, translucent overlays show environmental paths: species migration, earthquake faults, tides, currents, deltas, tributaries, channels, tidal marshes, human-induced bay fill, water levees, trails, bridges, and the Hetch Hetchy water tunnel under the bay. Each map is contained in a folio with a unique symbol drypoint printed on its cover. Symbol concepts include: geologic change, species interconnectedness, spiritual grounding and human influence.
Media: Artist’s book. French link exposed spine binding. Screen printing, pigment printing, drypoint etching.
Pages: title page, 10 maps, 10 map overlays, 10 symbols, colophon
Paper: Rives BFK Heavyweight 280 gsm, Glama Natural Digital Clear 40 lb, Shikoku Natural 80 gsm
Box: Clamshell box with magnetic close. Book cloth on book board. Screenprinting.
Size: 17.5 x 13.5 x .75” (45 x 34 x 2 cm)