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Nashville, Tennessee 37211

Crowing Hens Bindery is a one-woman bindery and letterpress print shop that specializes in traditional handmade blank books, letterpress printed stationery, limited edition fine art prints, unique book jewelry & letterpress-printed decorative papers. As the owner of a Nashville-based private business, I do my best to honor the heritage of fine craft and art that saturates my community and region. All of my products are designed and made by hand in Nashville, Tennessee from high quality materials available using traditional bookbinding techniques. I aspire to create beautiful, useful work that becomes a part of your everyday life.

"I miss your long hair."- Letterpress printed linocut portrait - signed & numbered limited edition of 150

Art Prints

Bookbinding is my passion, and printmaking is my obsession. I am constantly challenging the limits of detail that I can achieve by carving into linoleum. I pull each print one at a time on antique presses and print on archival paper using offset lithography inks and colorfast pigments.

"I miss your long hair."- Letterpress printed linocut portrait - signed & numbered limited edition of 150

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"I miss your long hair."- Letterpress printed linocut portrait - signed & numbered limited edition of 150

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“I miss your long hair.”

Letterpress printed linocut. Signed & numbered limited edition of 150. 

Image area 3.75" x 5.5" printed on 5.5" x 8.5" acid free Mohawk Via paper.

Completed January 2019.

“I miss your long hair.” is a response to the the preceding print in the Tomboy Series, “You have nice hair. Why cut it all off?” Hair can be so tied to identity that the decision to cut one’s hair can sometimes be an emotional and cathartic act, one that can be deeply personal. The comments made in the aftermath of a significant change in appearance can often be met with a sense of longing for the memories of a version of a loved one from a different time. They can also be used as a means of control, reducing a haircut to a careless, selfish decision made by the wearer, one made in haste to offend the sensibilities of those who prefer us to look only a certain way.

Whatever the reason to remove silken locks, I find that someone else’s hair is an odd thing to mourn.


This image is copyright 2019 Mary Louise Sullivan. Purchase of this print does not transfer any rights to the image. This image may not be reused or reproduced in any way whatsoever.

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