Folio Three, fractured gorge digger is now available individually. It illustrates the Rio Grande Gorge south of the Wild Rivers Park area.
Gorge Songs is a collaboration between printmaker Leon Loughridge and poet John Macker interpreting the allure of the Rio Grande Gorge. From the early indigenous people to current day road-warriors, the Gorge exerts a magnetic pull. It has been rendered in word, song and paint ever since people have walked its rims. In Gorge Songs, Macker and Loughridge use their artistic voices to share the mystique and magnificence of the Rio Grande Gorge
WHAT Gorge Songs will be released in series of eight hand bound folios over the course of a year. Each folio explores a poetic and artistic facet of the Gorge interpreted by Loughridge and Macker.
Each folio will consist of 8 to 12 pages bound in a heavy weight Rives Rag Paper. The woodblocks illustrating each folio are hand-carved original designs by Leon Loughridge. A full page, signed and numbered print will be bound into the folio along with accompanying woodblock vignettes. There will be one or two poems in each folio, selected from the twelve poems written by John Macker for the project.