Photography and Printmaking make remarkable partners with book arts. With several projects in the planning stages they emerge here more slowly.
Photograph Album 1 & 2
This two volume set carries over the vintage photo-album concept and execution from the two MFA books. This set however, has the printing in a silvery-black ink directly upon the traditional black pages. The prints in these volumes suggests theological hermeneutics which is the study of interpretation and seeks to understand the dynamic roles among the author, the texts themselves, the original readers, and subsequent readers. With a sense of humor and irony they are intended to be irenic in nature, or a critique from within the church.
This 2 volume edition with 16 prints per book in a variable edition of four. While the prints, binding, and coverings will be the same on all 4, the photographs will be different.
For the MFA exhibition, I created two distinct photo-albums with vintage photographs. Each book had multiple pages of lithographs, that when waxed become translucent, that were leaved between the traditional photo album pages. In doing so, the cultural symbols, collective memories, other photographs, and texts become explicit and obvious in their interaction with the photographs. It intends to make our presuppositions, cultural biases, and beliefs as active participants in how we view objects.