Eden Summer Collages
Cobalt Press 2007. Hard cover, 110 pages. Illustrated. 9.25" x 7.25".
Collages of plants and flowers, diary entries, drawings, and photographs that chart the course of a summer at the artist’s longtime country home. Eden is about connection to place and nature, the camaraderie of family and friends, and the solitude of the studio.
“A slim book of summer days, Eden is a collection of visual poems by Minneapolis artist David Coggins, whose subject is nature seen through a sultry haze of sentiment and sensibility. It’s a sweet book.”
Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Eden is beautiful, even seductive, from its birch bark endpapers to the visually compelling collages and snippets of often provocative words.... A hardbound, slender tome with a robin's egg blue cover backgrounding an image of a languid water lily, the book confirms Thoreau's statement, ‘How much virtue there is in simply seeing.’”
Mason Riddle, mnartists.org
“...stunning collages... in this splendid book.”
William Souder, author of Under A Wild Sky
“David Coggins captures the quiet beauty of his summer cabin, a family heirloom in northern Wisconsin, in a series of collages. A unique visual ode to those highly personal places in the wild that feed our souls....”
Bonnie Blodgett, Publisher/Editor, The Garden Letter
“Studio” 2004 (mixed media collage on paper, 15 x 12")
“Evening Primrose” 2004 (mixed media collage on paper, 15 x 12")
“Sketchbook” 2004 (mixed media collage on paper, 15 x 12")
“Cabin Garden” 2004 (mixed media collage on paper, 15 x 12")