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Tickle gurgle Tock  poetry/art book
Tickle gurgle Tock
released by Mariposa Studio in 2011,
is a handmade art book of poetry by John LeFan,
with art and design by Anna Dal Pino.  
The book takes its name from the way John describes the sound of the ocean
tide on a pebble beach in the poem
On the Beach at Night Alone.  

    The poems are visions of personal and global anthropology
inspired by the urban and wild West.  
We also acknowledge fellow Project Artaud member John Sullivan and his crew
at Logos Graphics for making this collaboration a reality with high quality
presswork and the wonderful stencil dust jacket.
Tickle gurgle Tock, art / poetry book
The design is purposefully tactile,
intended to provide the pleasures of
holding in your own hands
a book and art object.  
Tickle gurgle Tock
regular edition
8 1/5 x 5 1/2 in.,
32 pages, $20 + tax, shipping

The book’s jacket is
a 45,000 year old form of interactive
art; the stencil.  
A string tie binds the jacket.  
The book is hand sewn with an
incorporated piece of art at its center.
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Video: Tickle gurgle Tock, an art | poetry book
Tickle gurgle Tock, book center
Tickle gurgle Tock
Limited edition
of 13 with original watercolor insert,
Water & Stones
$98 + tax, shipping

Pick up a copy and hold,
between fingers and thumbs,
another collaboration
in the arts
from Mariposa Studio, San Francisco
Water & Stones, watercolor
Each book in the limited edition includes
an original watercolor painting,
Water & Stones
(individually signed and numbered).  

Inspired by a stack of rocks John
made on a particularly
spectacular wilderness trip.  

An earlier ink study,
John’s Rocks,
which appears in the book,
seemed to capture an essence of weight
and man’s timeless desire to make art
that resonates in the making of this
art/poetry book.  So Anna chose to
develop it into the thirteen paintings
created for the thirteen copies of the
limited edition.