A Small Box of River by Jake Attree and Robert Powell (signed, limited edition of 150)


A Small Box of River is a very special art object by Jake Attree and Robert Powell, signed by both and limited to an edition of 150 copies

Renowned artist Attree and poet Powell have created this enchanting ‘small box’ containing 15 poems and 15 images along with a contents page and three frontice pages. Their inspiration was a series of walks along the Rivers Ouse and Foss in York. The resulting creation explores the relationship with the visual and the written word, the connections and differences between a book and a work of art, and the boundaries between a series of words and a series of drawings.

A Small Box of River was pubilshed in York in 2016. It is set in Cambria and printed in photo-lithography on Fedrigoni Materica Gesso 25gsm.

The box includes 15 poems and 15 images along with a contents page and three frontice pages. The box measures H 23.5cm x W 17cm x D 1.6cm.

This edition is limited to 150 numbered copies signed by the artist and poet.

(Please note, edition numbers 1-12 are Deluxe Editions, specially prepared with one of the drawings hand-tinted by Jake Attree. These Deluxe Editions cost £140. At the time of writing, we have just one of these - number 12 - remaining in stock. Please contact us if you wish to purchase number 12.)

Jake Attree

Born in York and living near Salts Mill in the village of Saltaire, Jake Attree is one of Yorkshire’s best known and respected artists. A graduate of Liverpool College of Art and the Royal College of Art, he has exhibited widely in Britain and in New York. His work is in numerous civic and gallery collections in the UKand abroad. He works from a studio at Dean Clough, Halifax, and is represented in London and internationally by Messum’s.  

Robert Powell

Robert Powell was born in Ottawa, Canada, and lives in York. He has worked for many years in the fields of journalism, photography, urbanism, and the arts. Robert’s first collection Harvest of Light was published in 2007 by Canada’s Stone Flower Press. His second collection, All, was published in the UK in 2015 by Valley Press. He was the winner of the 2012 Elmet Prize, and his poems and stories have appeared in Bridport Prize: The Winners(2010), Dreamcatcher, Orbis and The Rialto, as well as numerous Canadian journals.