Somewhere I Have Never Traveled || Open Edition Prints


Open Edition Prints

Inspired by the poem Somewhere I Have Never Traveled by E.E. Cummings

With both my children in school this year, and with a little more time to myself, I’m excited to announce a series of OPEN EDITION prints inspired by the poem Somewhere I have Never Traveled by E.E. Cummings.

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands


Forever With 8x10


Frail Gesture 6x6


The Heart Of This Flower 9x12


Intense Fragility 11x14


Not Even The Rain 4x4


Petal By Petal 16x20


Her First Rose 8x10


Spring Opens 16x20

Technical Specs

Each piece is printed using archival inks on Natural Thai Kozo Speckled paper and coated in encaustic medium. Pieces are made by hand and natural variations are to be expected. The artworks are made to order shipping two weeks after the order date. Each work comes framed in a float frame and comes ready to hang. (USA Shipping included!)

Ali Lanenga