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The Metaphysics of Water by Beatriz Hausner with images by Seth Scriver


Beatriz Hausner began writing Enter the Raccoon, which details the love affair between a woman and human sized raccoon, long before it was established that Toronto is the city with the largest raccoon population in the world. In The Metaphysics of Water, Hausner explores the fundamental questions of being and non-being, allowing for her protagonist to question the limits of its various habitats.


Seth Scriver is ‘a director and actor, known for Asphalt Watches (2013), The National (1994) and Katie Chats (2011)’, IMDb. His images, juxtaposed with Hausner’s text in two voices, deliver their own tones of sneaky sensuality and humour.



11H x 19.5W”

Designed with type hand set from the lead in Grotesque Condensed and Antique Roman types with headline and images printed from photopolymer plates

Letterpress printed on Caress Cover in three colours and 5 impressions

Signed and numbered, in an edition of 52 copies, 26 of which are included in the boxed someone:water collection

someone:water three The Metaphysics of Water

  • someone:water Six Broadsides in a Box

    someone:water one The Shore

    someone:water two We are All Bodies of waters

    someone:water three The Metaphysics of Water

    someone:water four The Waters Are Divided

    someone:water five Swimmers

    someone:water six Pas De Deux

    someone:water Title page

    someone:water Monoprints

    The someone:water series was started in 2009 with The Shore, someone:water one, by A.F. Moritz, in the year that the author won the Griffen Poetry Prize. The series developed through the following years, with Astrida Neimanis (2011), Beatriz Hausner and Seth Scriver (2012), and Pamela Dodds (2014) adding to the collections with someone:water two, three and five.


    The collection was completed for launch in December 2017 with the release of two new broadsides: the waters are divided by Paul Till and Pas De Deux by KarlJirgens with image by Zile Liepins.


    Editor Beatriz Hausner who also authors someone:water three has brought the literary component of this collection to fruition, while Deborah Barnett has guided the visual components, and designed and printed the series.


    Split fountain letterpress printed title pages impressed directly from the wood, and individual monoprint-duplexed boxes were designed and produced in the Someone Editions atelier in 2014, art directed by Deborah Barnett, with monoprinting accomplished by Claro Cosco for the edition.


    A few title pages and a few monoprints have been held back from title page and box production to be made available as individual prints for framing.  

  • If your prints are damaged in transit, photograph the damaged piece and it wil be replaced at no cost. If you do not receive your order, please let us know and we will ensure that the package is traced. 

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