“R. B. Archipelago”

Now, clouds are formed when in the upper reaches of the sky ¶ Many floating bodies come together suddenly, ¶ Rather rough in texture, so that they can cling, despite ¶ The fact that bonds among the particles of cloud are slight. ¶ The seeds combine together to make cloudlings first, and these ¶ Catch onto one another, accumulating by degrees, ¶ And driven by the wind in racks, they gather in a swarm, ¶ Until the point when they build up into a raging storm. (Excerpt from “De Rerum Natura,” written by Lucretius in 50 BCE and translated by A. E. Stallings in 2007 CE.)

“R. B. Archipelago.” Artists’ book by Mary MacDougall. Published by Co-Ed. 64 pages 1-color risograph print, 7 × 4.5 inches. First edition, 2017: 120 copies. $16.00, in stock.