Let the memories wash over me.
In silence, they come one by one
In pursuit of each desire,
Each old wound, each triumph,
Each passionate flame, each phantom solace.
One memory surrenders to the next.
They are all set in silver and gold
And amethyst and peridot.
Dreams of a labyrinth of mysteries
And soft gloved caresses
That reach into my soul
For secret thoughts
That are all spun
Into an intricate gossamer.
In a texture-less world increasingly defined by the uniformity of Amazon packages, the Gossamer series of individually handmade prints on handmade paper brings a sense of what is unique and precious into our lives. Each image of the Gossamer collection has been produced in a limited edition of five intaglio polymer photogravures. They are printed on handmade Japanese Unryu tissue with chine colle on Rives cotton rag. The complete Gossamer poem (see gloriapereyra.com) accompanies each print.