What is a book? As we continue to produce books, what function will they serve? Will they be a useful means to convey and store information or will they become primarily aesthetic objects?
In 1995, I was looking for an analogue for our transformation from an industrial to an information society and a world moving from the physical to the virtual. I took a book, twisted and folded it with the idea that if I picked the right method, I could make the artifact fold in completely on itself. The book, its cover and architecture will inspire the patterns and dictate the end result. The resulting sculpture is an artifact of these ongoing attempts to implode the book.
With Book Implosions, my process is less about building than about a controlled demolition of the object-not to turn it into rubble-but to transform a disregarded object into something that is, once again, worthy of contemplation. All of the content is there but in this form, is it still a book?
|Subtitle||Developing Language Skills|
|Place of Publication||Oshkosh, WI|
|Medium/ Materials||Found, altered book, hose clamps|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||2.75 x 9 x 2.75 inches closed.|
|Signed and Numbered?||Unsigned|