A beautiful gift edition now in paperback, Figures & Figurations is a collaboration between the Nobel Prize laureate Octavio Paz and his wife of thirty years, the artist Marie José Paz.
Figures and Figurations, one of the last works completed by the great late Mexican poet Octavio Paz before his death in 1998, is a stunning collaborative project with his wife, the acclaimed artist Marie Jose Paz. In response to ten of her collage-constructions, he wrote ten new short poems; she in turn created two new artworks in response to two of his earlier poems. "These objects sometimes surprise us," Paz writes, "and sometimes make us dream or laugh (humor is one of the poles of her work). Signs that invite us on a motionless voyage of fantasy, bridges to the indefinitely small or galactic distances, windows that open nowhere. Marie Jose's art is a dialog between here and there."