"Taste the fuel not the food"
Artichoke Yink Press
These two complicated little books play on the notion of aesthetic purity and "admission of structure"*. The first book features countless passes with coffe, rubber stamp, punches, pinking shears, carbon paper, ink, pencil, and water color. Collaged illustrations from sources found in the streets have well worn and frenetic appeal that relates to the very active bristol board strata in a most harmonious fashion. The second book in this drop spine boxed set is a color xerox facsimile on cotton cardstock. In the process of reproduction the the narritive is changed both figuritivly and literally. The exposed spine, Daniel Kelm style Wire binding from the "original" is evident in the "Copy", and a framing device on each signature exposes the change in scale from the 'original' to the other single object book. The paradox of using a reproductive device to make a single object is pleasing. The collages explore the issue of meaning in the age of mechanical reproduction. This suite of single objects is two thousand two hundred dollars.
A. Y. C.
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