Double Moon

For thirty years, Margo Klass has created hand-crafted book forms. In the last decade she’s turned her skills to making elegant and profound sculptures. She constructs box forms, icons, and altarpieces, and covers them in cloth or fine paper. Some have windows or skylights so shadow and light can collaborate. Then she gleans from the wide world found objects that she places in gorgeous juxtaposition. From this process come altarpieces and icons, tiny rooms and vast expanses that draw us into their worlds.

Frank Soos spends time in each of these created spaces, and responds in miniature essays, pieces of brief prose no longer than a paragraph. The interplay between words and objects is startling, playful, thought-provoking, and emotionally complex. Reflection and refraction—we take in both words and images, and then our imaginations continue the transformations.

The book itself is beautifully produced, with color plates on every page, French flaps, and two fold-out pages.

Wanda Chin’s book design and Dixon Jones’s electronic wizardry allow the images to come alive on the page. Kesler Woodward’s afterward offers an artist’s insights. Chris Arend, Blaine Pennington, Jim Barker, and Barry McWayne contribute fine art photography.

Yellow text stating Double Moon and black text stating Constructions & Conversations and white text stating Margo Klass and Frank Soos over the image of glasses with seashells underneath the lenses on top of a black and wood background with a red stripe along the edge.

Margo Klass ( Author Website )

Frank Soos

Publication Date: February 15, 2009

Genre/Imprint: Boreal Books, Hybrid

$19.95 Tradepaper

Shop: Red Hen, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble

ISBN: 978-1597091411

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Katie Spielberger’s Review of Double Moon

Spielberger's review begins: "Double Moon: Constructions & Conversations" is one of the best books I've come across recently, and that it can be placed on the "Alaskan Shelf" makes it […]

Naomi Shihab Nye reviews Double Moon

Margo Klass and Frank Soos Double Moon. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $19.95 (80p) ISBN 978-1-59709-141-1This is a stunning book and I want to live in it. Double Moon — one […]