This artist's book is about the paradoxical language used in corporate greenwashing. Text is removed from its original context, broken apart, and manipulated into abstract images. The ebb and flow from page to page generates new assemblages for the viewer, unfolding into a new poetic language.
Shown at Bibliotech, the 2012 College of Book Arts Association Juried Members Exhibition, San Francisco Public Library Skylight Gallery, San Francisco, California.
This artists book consists of 10 photo etchings and 13 digital prints on Honen art paper, bound using traditional four-hole Japanese stitch binding and Okawara paper. Etchings were printed with Gamblin Portland Cool Black ink.
The chosen typography and hand-written text on the book pages were degenerated through physical erasing and blocking out text with ink, digital manipulation, and printmaking processes.
The technological processes involved in the piece integrate with the hand-made components; to me this reflects the idea that technology and nature are not separate realities in the universal sense.
The books text, taken from a number of sources, is as follows:
date weve reclaimed over 4500 and planted over 5 million tree edlings Page
We hope that appropriate third-party recycling facilities will be able to take advantage of this. Page
Date Battery technology is still evolving. Page
The records of past climates, as evidenced by vegetation types, and, to an extent, human activities are preserved in lake muds and peat deposits. Page
tions across the
Date There too I admired, though I did not gather, the cranberries, small waxen gems, pendants of the meadow grass, pearly and red.