BOOKS — An All-Inclusive Presence
There are now two editions of this book. The latest one (2019) comprises 10 hand-bound, small format copies (10 x 8 1/2 x 1 3/4”). It follows a first, special edition of only two, large format (16 5/8 x 15 1/4 x 1 7/8") hand-bound books made in 2014. Both editions contain a set of 62 spliced prints and slightly different versions of an introductory text. These prints originate in Sumi ink paintings made on glass and subsequently digitized in a flatbed scanner. Embedded on the cover of each one of the books of the 2019 edition is either a fossil or some other similar natural element. The two copies of the earlier edition have embedded in their cover an original painting on glass with the ink emulsion on the back side protected with a coat of gold spray paint.
(The cost for a copy of the 2019 edition is US $ 350.00; the first special edition, $1,500.00)
At the end of 2016 we carried-out a successful financial campaign to fund the development of a video-animation version of this book. Ithaca-based composer, Peter Dodge, and Trumansburg video artist, Bryan Root, are presently working in this project that we hope will have its first public performance sometime in 2020. You can catch a glimpse of the progress we have made working on the first of this three “movement” piece, here.
Please click here to read the essay.
Scroll further down to see many of the images appearing in the book and the video version of the book.