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Cig Harvey's Limited Editions: 'Running Towards Us' & 'The Hope Chest'


photo-eye Gallery Cig Harvey's Limited Editions: 'Running Towards Us' & 'The Hope Chest' photo-eye Gallery is thrilled to have copies of Harvey’s self-published stunning limited edition artist books titled Running Towards Us and The Hope Chest in stock. Each Limited Edition feature gorgeous C-prints, printed by the artist and include Cig's delightful written vignettes.


Portrait of Cig Harvey © Stefan Wachs
Cig Harvey is best known for her wonderfully colorful images and the personal stories that accompany them. She is an expert of the visual narrative, and her works explore the universal themes of love and family, and building a home once you’ve found it. Through her spectacular use of color and light, her world feels supernatural. Harvey's narratives act as a dose of optimism and evoke a special familiarity among viewers. Her first two monographs, You Look at Me Like an Emergency and Gardening at Night received top reviews for her imaginative photographs paired with her strikingly honest personally written vignettes. Harvey has also self-published two stunning limited edition artist books titled Running Towards Us and The Hope Chest. Each one feature gorgeous C-prints, printed by the artist and include Cig's delightful vignettes. 

"Artist books are such a labor of love, and that work and attention to detail is one of the many reasons I love them. To make an exquisite hand crafted rare object where every element has been considered is, to me, an amazing way to spend a life." – Cig Harvey


Running Towards Us

Format: A hand-bound by Cig, accordion-style book that can be displayed in one long line or as a traditional book form.

Size: 13 x 11-3/8 inches. 24 pages including colophon and title page.

Photographs: 16 original 10” x 10” C-prints, printed on Kodak Endura Luster paper to archival standards and mounted using acid free archival adhesive. Book features some images that are sold out in all editions.

Text: 6 vignettes written by Cig Harvey and designed by artist Deb Wood. Printed letterpress with archival inks by Fox Island Press, North Haven, Maine.

Cover: Wrap-around cover featuring hand-cut paper title by artist Hannah Berta and original silk screen print by Claire Donelly of Fox Island Press, North Haven, Maine.

Paper: The book is available in one of two beautiful heavy-weight paper options: Stonehenge Pearl Grey or Rives BFK White.

Box: The book is housed in a custom-made cloth clamshell box by artist Richard Smith, Camden, Maine.

Price: Editions 1-10 $6,000. Editions 11-14 $10,000. 2APs TBD

























The Hope Chest

An untraditional love story told in twelve parts. Each section has a written vignette and either a single, diptych or triptych photograph. All 24 photographs are 8"x 8" archival C-prints on Kodak Endura Luster paper and mounted on to Stonehenge White. Covers and pockets are made from Stonehenge Pearl gray paper and ink jet vellum. Book design and assembly by Cig Harvey and Claire Donnelly. Wrap-around cover is printed letterpress in gold by Wolfe Editions. Custom-made clamshell constructed by Caitlyn Thompson in the softest leather with gold leaf titling.

The Hope Chest is in the permanent collections of The Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine, Special Collections at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine and The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

The Hope Chest is made in an edition of 15 with 2 artist proofs. All books are numbered and signed.
Current Price is $5,500



















Sisters, Owl's Head, Maine, 2014 © Cig Harvey | C- print, 14 x 14", Ed. of 10, $2,500




































Wolfhound, Hope, Maine, 2012 © Cig Harvey | C- print, 14 x 14", Ed. of 10, $2,500




































"Cig Harvey reveals the mysticism in the mundane. Her photos, taken over the course of four years, explore the passage of time and show that home is wherever you look for it."
— VOGUE Magazine
 View the Gardening at Night Portfolio

 Read the Gardening at Night Book Review

Read Savannah Sakry's Interview with Cig




For more information on the Limited Edition Artist Books, or to purchase prints, please contact the Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x 202 or gallery@photoeye.com.

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